I also need some more storage, and some of my hard drives are fairly old, so I'd like to replace them all with a raid array.
So, I want to replace the CPU fan and graphics card fan, and buy some quiet hard drives, maybe a raid enclosure. I want everything to be very quiet.
What should I buy?
it seems that seagate and samsung are the hard drives of choice around here. i couldn't find any nidec samsungs, so i just got another seagate and i'm really happy with them (an 80 and the new 160). the seek is a little louder than other drives i've had, but i don't really mind that as long as they don't whine.
btw, what kind of case do you have? you can get into "xtreme" measures like suspending the drives, etc. but the best method to do that will probably depend on the case, hd cage, etc.