[mythtv-users] Quiet HDs?

Brian Bosch bdbosch at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 17:35:36 EST 2005

On 11/28/05, Ben Edwards <funkytwig at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 27/11/05, Bertrand <bertrandmuscle at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Any opinions on hard drives? Reviews seem to be all over the place
> > results wise.
> >
> > I was looking at these two:
> >
> > Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s
> > http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822144701
> >
> > Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3300831AS 300GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150
> > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822148064
> I did a bit of research on this a while ago and the Samsung SpinPoint
> P Series seemed the quietest.  It was on the pcpro a list for a while.
> Defiantly check this one out.
> Ben
I'm using one of these.  If I recall, I needed to create a windows boot CD (
ultimatebootcd.com) and run a samsung DOS utility to enable/set-up  the
acoustic management stuff.  <knock on wood> The drive has been working fine
</knock> and is very quiet, quite suitable for the living room.  I don't
hear it at all...
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