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 Post subject: IBM GXP60 vs any other HD
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2002 9:07 pm 
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Has anyone compared the noise of the IBM GXP60 harddrive with any other drives, say Seagates? I have the IBM now but I recently noticed its noise.


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Haven't got any 60s, but do have 75s. They are MUCH noiser than 'cudas, especially in the highs. 'cudas hardly have any whine at all; the IBMs have lots. Sek noise can be dramatically reduced with software - check under links/software.


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thanks for the info. I think I might wait for the Barricuda V...


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I second Mike on the whine part of IBM's... it's horrible!


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The whine of the IBMs...

Second only to the whine of the WDs?

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I bought a pair of IBM 60GXPs just a short while before discovering the joys of silent computing; they'd be quite acceptable if not for that infernal high-pitched whine. :wink:


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foam does do wonders with high freq noise -- you just have to make sure the temp doesn't rise as a result, foam being not only a sonic insulator, but also thermal.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2002 12:01 am 
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MikeC wrote:
Haven't got any 60s, but do have 75s. They are MUCH noiser than 'cudas, especially in the highs. 'cudas hardly have any whine at all; the IBMs have lots. Sek noise can be dramatically reduced with software - check under links/software.


I just tried the IBM Drive Feature software, and dramatic is certainly the right word -- the seek noise is no longer audible. Access seems a bit slower though. Thanks again.

update: unfortunately I've had to disable the acoustic management and revert to the original setting since it causes crashing with some disk-intense software.


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