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 Post subject: Samsung HDs - silentseek?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2003 9:48 am 
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Anyone had any experience with Samsung's new drives, and how they compare to Barracudas? Seem quite good judging by the various reviews...

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A review on a brand new 160G version is coming. The gist of it: what a little sweetie! Amazingly quiet, maybe better than Barracuda IV 1-platter.


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Many people in the Tivo forums narrowed it down to the Samsungs and Seagate's for quietness. A lot of people (including myself) are running the Tivo's without the cover (for cooling) so it is important to get it as quiet as possible in the livingroom area.

Although I just put a Seagate Cuda IV in mine, I'm looking forward to the review and will also let the peeps in the tivo forum know too.


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Thanks Mike, crg.

Great - can't wait for the review, Mike. I might have to hold off that second drive purchase until I read the review. I'm especially curious to hear how well 'Silentseek' performs, if it's markedly better than a barra.

Nice to see so many quiet components coming out! :D

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I would be interested in a quiet 160gb model review. I'm hoping to decrease the number of harddrives running in the case.


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What is the new Samsung 160 Gb drive?

Samsung's own web site is not very up-to-date as it only lists max 80 Gb drives:
http://www.samsung.com/Products/HardDiskDrive/index.htm

Also, according to the Storage Review site acoustic tests (not very thorough, I admit) the Samsung P40 series is even louder than Barracuda V series:

http://www.storagereview.com/articles/2 ... 0xB_6.html

Is this new mystery 160 Gb disk part of the SpinPoint V series (5400 rpm)?

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