Hard Drive Roundup at Hardware Analysis

A roundup review of "all recent 5400 and 7200-rpm harddisks from IBM, Maxtor, Western Digital, Seagate and Samsung with a focus on noise and heat production as well as overall performance." This is an interesting review by Hardware Analysis, a site that is new to us. The noise measurements are credible, though non-standard and appears to consider only idle noise (nitpick: the decibel scale is not well-explained). No surprises for SPCR readers: Seagate Barracuda IVs come out best in the quiet department, with a big margin over other 7200rpm drives.