[mythtv-users] [OT] Which hard disk to choose

Kevin Hulse jedi at mishnet.org
Mon Aug 28 20:41:54 UTC 2006

On Sun, Aug 27, 2006 at 06:46:48AM -0400, George Roberts wrote:
> From: "Phill Edwards" <philledwards at gmail.com>
> >Any recommendations of which of these two I should choose?
> If you want a quiet drive you should get a Western Digital.
> According to http://www.silentpcreview.com/ Western Digital makes
> the quietest drives.  Hard drives make the most noise in your

	I just ditched a WD because of the noise it was making.
It ended up being the biggest generator of system noise by far
followed by an antec power supply. In practice, I continue to
have much more trouble with the case and PS fans.

	I have a tuner that could be a space heater. It heats
up the PC and sets the PC fans to cooling itself off.

	The seagate drive OTOH is more than quiet enough.

> PC - even more than the fans.  If you need quiet and you need ATA
> then there are 3 cheap drives you can get at 250,300,320 GB with
> "whisper quiet" technology.  This technology includes extra quiet
> bearings and firmware that reduces seek noise:
> http://westerndigital.com/en/products/index.asp?cat=3

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