[mythtv-users] Fast Quiet Sata drive?

Calvin Harrigan charriglists at bellsouth.net
Tue Mar 15 14:46:55 UTC 2011

On 3/15/2011 10:28 AM, John Drescher wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 10:25 AM, Ken Mandelberg<km at mathcs.emory.edu>  wrote:
>> Right now I'm running an Hitachi 2TB drive ( Deskstar 7K2000
>> HDS722020ALA330) over usb on my living room backend/frontend. This is a
>> really noisy drive.
>> I would like to replace it with something quieter, but I do record as
>> many as 4 HD Mpg streams at once, and can't afford to lose much performance.
>> Any suggestion on a 2TB drive that would be significantly quieter but
>> still have sufficient performance?
> Samsung F4 or Hitachi 5K3000. They both spin at 5400 RPM instead of
> 7200 so they will not make as much noise. They also have only 3
> platters.
> John
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I've always wondered about that.  Most if not all noise I get from hard 
drives is from head access, not rotational. So how does the slower 
rotational speed help on noise?

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