It is currently Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:53 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Silent external HDD/enclosure recommendation?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 7:36 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2003 11:59 am
Posts: 220
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
I am in need of an extra external HDD for a small footprint system that I will only need to be spinning about 15% of the time. But I would still like it to be REALLY, REALLY quiet, as my system is currently 0 db with no moving parts and no hum/whine from anywhere.

I probably only need 2-4 GB. So the smallest sized current drive would be fine.

Any suggestions for external enclosure + drive combos? USB 2.0 or Firewire would work.


Thanks.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: 2.5 dBA 160 GB external Seagate drive?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 9:14 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2003 11:59 am
Posts: 220
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Here's one I found:

"Falling in line with silent computing, this external hard drive will produce less than 2.5dBA while in operation."

http://www.cluboverclocker.com/reviews/ ... agate_usb/

Is that credible? Has anyone ever heard one of these things? How can it be so much quieter than the drives ever were by themselves?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 9:24 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:36 am
Posts: 1083
Location: Reading, UK
2.5 dBA ...?

How'd they measure that? Is that still humanly audible?

_________________
D875PBZ, 3.4 GHz Prescott + TR XP-120 w/ 120 mm AF, AccoustiCase C6607 Black, 2x 250 GB S-ATA HD's, 2x 120 mm Evercool Aluminium fans
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:47 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Aug 15, 2003 2:27 pm
Posts: 24
Newegg has the Bytecc 2.5" USB 2.0 enclosure for $20. They had it for $18 a little while back and I picked one up for a 10 gig laptop HD i had laying around. The enclosure does nothing to cause noise, so if you can get a quiet laptop HD, just get one of those enclosures. It might be cheaper than buying a pre-made external HD.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 1:49 pm 
Offline
Friend of SPCR

Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:12 am
Posts: 337
I had the bytecc one and it sucked. had so many problems with it.

My plumax i got from dealsonic is much more stable.

It is not silent, but i bet if i switch out the fan with the adda fan ppl over at sudhian use for sff psu switch then it would be quiet.

I would rather have my data stable and safe then loud.

~RaNDoM


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 3:56 am 
Offline
Friend of SPCR

Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2003 3:54 pm
Posts: 155
Location: Antwerpen Belgium
Use a notebook HD, they are much quieter


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: DISC DRIVE LEADER SEAGATE INCREASES PC HARD DRIVE CAPACITIES
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 4:20 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2003 12:24 pm
Posts: 173
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA
I'm guessing that the reviewer got confused between bels and dBA ratings. A sound level of 2.5 bels makes a lot more sense than 2.5 dBA.

Seasonic is quoting 2.0 bels at idle for its latest 120GB HDD.

"The Seagate USB2 Pocket Hard Drive is the world's first external hard drive small enough for consumers to fit in their pockets or throw in a backpack. Safely encased in its sleek round shell, its robust design and high shock tolerance enables mobility and makes it as convenient as a USB thumb drive, while offering an incredible 2.5GB or 5GB of storage for transporting or temporarily backing up a huge amount of data."

All that and more in Seasonic's latest announcement.
http://www.seagate.com/cda/newsinfo/newsroom/releases/article/0,1121,2170,00.html


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group