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    New Hard drive

    Hi,
    I recently bought a new hard drive it is a 250gb maxtor hard drive I used to have 160gb hard disk. But this 250gb seems to make lot of noise when windows is loading, and when it is doing searching. I never had that much noise with the 160gb. I asked technical support they said the bigger the hard drive the more noise they make is that true?
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    A bigger hard drive doesn't neccessarily mean more noise. In fact, assuming the hard drives are from the same model line e.g. Barracuda 7200.7, I would expect noise to be the same regardless of size. I have a few Seagate drives, and I rarely hear them.

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    Hi,
    I have the: Maxtor MaXLine Plus II (7Y250M0) 250 GB Hard Drive
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    lol I got 2x250gb DM10 sata maxtor drives from scan.... found out they were very loud at accessing /seeking. took em back striaght away and got 2xseagates 250gb sata 7200.8, best thng i purchased, will purchase seagates from now on.

    maxtors was too loud.

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    Got a Maxtor Maxline III 250GB SATA drive and indeed it is a bit noisy when seeking.

    Pretty much silent when idle though.

    My case is pretty silent so I can really hear it over everything when seeking but seeing as the HD is not constantly seeking it doesn't really bother me in the slightest.

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    I've always used seagates, till pc pro recommended maxtor, so I got a maxtor and it sounds like a knitting factory, never again seagates are the best.

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    Have switched from IBM to Seagate- 5 yr guarantee. Much quieter.

    The Samsung spinpoints are v quiet as well.

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    • BenW's system
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    Quote Originally Posted by dew1911©
    Or if you want Silence get Samsung Spinpoints.
    Ditto

    Seagates are meant to be quieter idle but samsungs quieter seeking which means the samsungs are less noticable. Plus AMM can be enables on samsungs

    I guess bigger disks are noisier, more data to seek between

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    About the samsung spinpoints. I used to have a 160GB samsung spinpoint and it was pretty much noisless. Although a warning about the newer drives of the same models. Samsung have changed the make of the motor in the hard drives and the newer drives are a bit noisier than the old ones used to be.
    On a few other forums people who had an older model and decided to buy a second samsung drive noticed the noise in the newer drive compared to the old one.
    I replaced 2, 3 drives (maxtor , WD, IBM) in my system with a Seagate 7200.8 400GB which is very quiet (specially compared to my WD raptor).

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    May well be that maxtor switched motors for something that had a quicker response time - they do like their 7200rpm, 8mb cache and ATA133 in that company.

    I also recomend the Barracuda 7200.8 range - quiet, run cool, and certainly havent failed on me yet.

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    I've got a Maxtor DiamondMax 10 250gb SATA and I'm glad it makes a noise, as my HDD activity light doesn't come on when it's doing something.

    It's not noisy per say, but it does make a noise

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    Mike is right, there is no relation between bigger and noisy. It's more toward of the technology implemented.

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    Hi,
    I got a choice for either going for the Maxtor MaXLine Plus II (7Y250M0) 250 GB or the Western Digital WD2500 250Gb. Which one should I go for?
    Thanks

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