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 Post subject: Quiet 2-3TB drive
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:54 pm 
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Hello,

My current data drive is a WD15EADS. It is very quiet, but as it is only 1.5TB I have run out of space and need a new drive.

I've read that the WD15EADS is exceptionally quiet, so would it be unsafe to assume that other WD Green drives would be as quiet (although I've heard they are pretty quiet in general)? Say something like WD20EARS or WD30EZRSDTL.

I've heard about "head park feature" which decreases the life of WD Green drives, is this an issue to consider?

I have both SATA 3GB/s and 6GB/s so does it make a difference which one a drive uses?

Any help would be much appreciated.

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arachan.


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet 2-3TB drive
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:45 am 
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arachan wrote:
I've heard about "head park feature" which decreases the life of WD Green drives, is this an issue to consider?

this has not yet been proven, and appears to be a red herring. yes, the head park sound can be annoying to some, but it can be turned off.

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 Post subject: Re: Quiet 2-3TB drive
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:37 pm 
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Hello,

Any recommendations for quiet drives in the 2-3TB range? Preferably drives that have quiet seek etc noises because I'll be suspending it to reduce/eliminate vibration sounds anyway so loud-ish vibrations aren't really a problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Quiet 2-3TB drive
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:03 am 
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Maybe try the new WD Reds:

http://techreport.com/discussions.x/23235

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 Post subject: Re: Quiet 2-3TB drive
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:40 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Quiet 2-3TB drive
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:51 pm 
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Many WD greens have been proven exceptionally quiet:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/New_3TB_W ... Hard_Drive

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