HP White Paper on PCs and Acoustic Noise

HP has written a great http://www.silentpcreview.com

"Quietest Hard Drives in the World"

That's the claim Samsung is making regarding their recently-released SpinPoint series of hard drives.

With such bold claims, one has to wonder if Samsung can back them up. StorageReview recently reviewed the SpinPoint P40 model, which is a 7200RPM drive. They found that it was quiet, but not as quiet as Seagate's Barracuda IV. Still, we'd like to know how much quieter one of the 5400RPM drives would be.

For all you day traders out there has released their own line of "Whisper Quiet Computers". At first glance, these computers appear to be nothing more than a standard whitebox PC combined with an Enermax PSU and a Fujitsu fluid-drive bearing hard drive.

They're geared towards stock traders, so the computers are configured with such niceties as dual monitors and fast Pentium IV processors. However, they appear to be priced at a premium, perhaps more than a simple Enermax PSU and Fujitsu drive warrant.

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