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 Post subject: Could you suggest 2TB 2.5" or 2-4TB 3.5" silent hard drive?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:46 pm 
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I'm thinking of buying a quiet regular hard drive for my desktop. The last quiet 3.5 hard drive that I had was Western Digital Green WD20EARS. I don't know how loud current Seagate and Western Digital drives are. I am guessing newer Western Digital Blue drives are better than the old green drives. Seagate has Firecuda drives that carry 5 year warranty. I think their performance is slightly better.

I can buy a 2.5" 2TB hard drive that I can use for both desktop and laptop, something like ST2000LM007. In the meantime, for the same price, I can buy a 3.5" 2-4TB hard drive which would be faster. I'm not sure what the biggest platter size is for 3.5" hard drives in these days. I prefer drives with 1 or 2 platters.

I have been reading complaints about head parking noise. So, I would like a drive which does not have a head parking or head parking can be disabled.

What do you suggest?

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 Post subject: Re: Could you suggest 2TB 2.5" or 2-4TB 3.5" silent hard dri
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:30 am 
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These days, I'd suggest an SSD for OS/Apps/work space and a 5400rpm HDD solely for archival use. Takes care of the noise and any performance issue.

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 Post subject: Re: Could you suggest 2TB 2.5" or 2-4TB 3.5" silent hard dri
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2TB SSD is $300, 2TB HDD is $70.

This drive will be mostly for storage. But, I will also install operating system on it to use from time to time.


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 Post subject: Re: Could you suggest 2TB 2.5" or 2-4TB 3.5" silent hard dri
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:01 pm 
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Yeah, missed my point by a bit. If it's solely an economic issue, and only need 2TB, then go with a 5400rpm 2.5" drive. I know the WD Blues used in the My Passport external drives are damn quiet - just a bit of clicky seek noise...that should be muffled inside a PC case. Haven't used or seen a review of the Seagates, so can't speak to them.

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