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    what hdd to buy

    i want a 250-320gb drive (they were the best for £/byte last time i looked)

    i like western digital drives but i want something quiet, has anybody tried that supposed tool to slow them a touch and quieten WD drives?

    otherwise i might just get a spinpoint

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    SAMSUNG all the way..... quick, very quiet & reliable.

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    Anything but Maxtor.

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    Samsung way to go
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    Spinpoint seems like the way to go

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    I allways buy Segate as they have a 5 year warranty, and are very quiet

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    i was thinkgin this and thinking samsung also.
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    A spinpoint is quiet and cheap and has great read and wrote speeds.

    A 320gb 7200.10 wont be quite so quiet or cheap but is meant to be pretty fast and will give you a little more storage.

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    i got a 250GB spinpoint for £50ish the other day and it's been almost silent since I put it in there. I'm really pleased with it. Scan all the way!

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    The Samsung Singlepoint drives have always been almost silent, I have two 250Gb in a Raid and a 160Gb boot drive. Even if all three are being accessed its whisper quiet.

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    Samsung are good - though I'm not sure why people are bashing Maxtor drives - I've got 4 and had no problems....

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    They're not bad cheapy drives, but I have found the 250gig one I'm currently using a hell of a lot noisier* than my 3xSpinpoint 250gig combined

    *To me, but I'm extremely fussy about noise
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatalSaviour
    They're not bad cheapy drives, but I have found the 250gig one I'm currently using a hell of a lot noisier* than my 3xSpinpoint 250gig combined

    *To me, but I'm extremely fussy about noise
    I have the best noise supression solution known to man... 5.1 headphones and lots of great bassy music
    It filters out high-speed fans, rattley hard drives, pointless phone calls, and whining siblings/spouces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt
    I have the best noise supression solution known to man... 5.1 headphones and lots of great bassy music
    It filters out high-speed fans, rattley hard drives, pointless phone calls, and whining siblings/spouces.


    Which spinpoints do people recommend - aren't there a few different .9 and .10 models around? Or am I confusing it with something else? I've got 2 250GB Hitachi 7K250 SATA1 drives and with more drives around for £50ish it's very tempting to get another...

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    go for samsung..absolute amazing...and it's cheap too...now on todayonly @ scan

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