"Quietest Hard Drives in the World"

That's the claim Samsung is making regarding their recently-released SpinPoint series of hard drives.

With such bold claims, one has to wonder if Samsung can back them up. StorageReview recently reviewed the SpinPoint P40 model, which is a 7200RPM drive. They found that it was quiet, but not as quiet as Seagate's Barracuda IV. Still, we'd like to know how much quieter one of the 5400RPM drives would be.