My current one (this one I'm using) is only 20Gb's, and could quieten out the sound of a bus driving over your head.
I know nothing of HDD technology, what makes them quiet blah blah, so your help is appreciated.
Yeah they have like fluid bearings or summet. Nice and quiet mind.
I have space for another case fan, and 7 pci spaces. Only 4 pci slots.
Solution to overclocking - Buy a 2ghz rated hsf (heatsink/fan) and put it on your overclocked Celeron.
Cold? You could make ice on this baby.
Yeah anyway. Maxy kit wins.
Well I'll proably buy Maxtor drives forever more.
> we'll all tut-tut and start preening over Samsung drives
I had a look at silentpcreview.com the other day and this exactly what people ARE starting to do. Any more tips for the future? I want to know what days of the month it's safe for me to cross the road without looking. I'm a Scorpio.
> I just got myself a Maxtor DiamondMax +9 and it's literally silent.
> Much better than my D740X.
> Good speeds as well. 8mb cache.
> Yes yes I know all about makes of harddrives.
> Which is why I chose the Maxtor, based on the opinions of a great
> many people.
If you really knew all about makes of harddrives, you'd know that for any given manufacturer you'll be able to find large amounts of people who swear by them on one hand, and equally large amounts of people who have had 800 break on them in the past 6 months on the other. For instance, no-one in their right mind would buy an IBM disk these days, despite the fact they've put all their reliability troubles behind them and actually make fast, cheap hard disks. No doubt in the future Maxtor and Seagate will have some reliability issues, and we'll all tut-tut and start preening over Samsung drives or something. It's all swings and roundabouts - I see no reason to risk moving away from Seagate to the unknown quantity (for me) that is Maxtor, and I can't risk buying another Western Digital as the WD disk I'm replacing is just much too noisy.
Which is why I chose the Maxtor, based on the opinions of a great many people.
Oh, and for future reference, the dBA values given by manufacturers are useless.