i think hard drives are too loud

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dan
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i think hard drives are too loud

Post by dan » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:54 pm

they make too much noise.

i have a utility to turn off the hd and when i do my pc is blissfully silent.

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Re: i think hard drives are too loud

Post by Scrooge » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:01 am

SSD FTW

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Re: i think hard drives are too loud

Post by SebRad » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:09 am

I have a Western Digital "Green" drive in a Scythe Quiet Drive, that is soft mounted. Pretty much inaudible in normal use, helped as it's data drive and OS is on SSD so less "disk thrashing"

In my opinion no PC is "properly" quiet if it has a hard mounted mechanical drive.

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Re: i think hard drives are too loud

Post by dan » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:19 am

SebRad wrote:I have a Western Digital "Green" drive in a Scythe Quiet Drive, that is soft mounted. Pretty much inaudible in normal use, helped as it's data drive and OS is on SSD so less "disk thrashing"

In my opinion no PC is "properly" quiet if it has a hard mounted mechanical drive.

Seb
thanks for the advice!

is there a 2.5" drive in a Scythe quiet drive in a 5.25" bay?

curious

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Re: i think hard drives are too loud

Post by Vicotnik » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:24 am

I went with an SSD in a SQD 2.5 in a SQD 3.5 in a dampened case in another room. Was still bothered with the noise. I moved the system off-site but still couldn't get rid of the noise. It's still there. Guess I have to learn to live with it. :lol:
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Re: i think hard drives are too loud

Post by Cistron » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:13 pm

Vicotnik wrote:I went with an SSD in a SQD 2.5 in a SQD 3.5 in a dampened case in another room. Was still bothered with the noise. I moved the system off-site but still couldn't get rid of the noise. It's still there. Guess I have to learn to live with it. :lol:
It sure is quiet in Sweden :)

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