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    Seagate or Samsung Hard Drive

    I need some advise in choosing hard drive manufacture for my system. I've narrowed it down to either Seagate and/or Samsung, but I need help to decide which to go for. I'm open to suggestions for other manufactures.


    My requirements:

    I need to buy 2 hard drives. Both will be SATA2 and need them to be as QUIET as possible. They will be left on for long periods. I need one for the operating system (i.e. my C: drive) and one drive purely for data (mainly music and video).


    Thanks in advance.

    p.s. my computer is the Shuttle SD31P.

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    both drive manfactures make very quiet drives id got for samsung even though i use maxlines atm which im quite impressed with
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    The Samsungs are meant to be the quietest drives around at the moment

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    samsungs are used in carilions (silent audio pcs )
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    If noise is your prime concern then go for the samsung.

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    Yep ive got a samsung 250 sata 2 and its very quiet. Make sure u check the db levek off the drive tho some samsungs use differnt parts in the motors and they are a bit louder apprently. Seagate have 5 year warrentys tho wich is very good

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    Both make good drives, Samsung just slightly quieter although I have found the ones I have had run warmer - still within specs though.

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    Go with the Samsung. If you want to make sure it's running as quiet as possible, make sure you mount it properly, though it will be hard to do in a Shuttle - they aren't the easiest boxes to quieten.
    Last edited by Tak; 04-12-2005 at 01:14 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tak
    Go with the Samsung. If you want to make sure it's running as quiet as possible, make sure you mount it properly, though it will be hard to do in a Shuttle - they aren't the easiest boxes to quieten.
    Are there any useful ways to mount a hard drive in a 3.5" bay?

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    Not really, unless you use 2.5" drives that'll give you room for suspension or cushioning.

    TBH I reckon you won't notice much of a difference anyway, as the CPU, PSU and GFX fans will probably drown out most of the HD noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tak
    Not really, unless you use 2.5" drives that'll give you room for suspension or cushioning.

    TBH I reckon you won't notice much of a difference anyway, as the CPU, PSU and GFX fans will probably drown out most of the HD noise.
    Good point.

    By the way - whats the difference between SATA 150 and SATA2 ? I've also seen SATA 300?

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