Looking for: Quiet, ~30 GB IDE hard drive

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Looking for: Quiet, ~30 GB IDE hard drive

Post by Avder » Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:41 am

As the title states, I'm looking for a QUIET IDE hard drive of somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 Gigs, give or take as many as say, 10 gigs. This is to replace an aging 12 Gig drive in an older computer of mine thats getting kinda noisy.

Drive must be standard IDE. I will accept laptop hard drives if you can somehow find a kit to mount the laptop hard drive in a standard hard drive bay.

Again, I'm looking for a QUIET hard drive. It does NOT need to be high performance 7200rpm model.

Thanks.
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Post by AceCombat » Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:08 pm

lemme look around my place, i have a shiz load of HDD's laying around.
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Post by Vindicator » Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:35 pm

I have a 30gb 5400rpm Quantum Fireball here, its pretty quiet (dont remember how loud it is exactly, gonna have to plug it in to find out). I'm gonna get some new hard drives tomorrow, so as soon as i get the new ones installed and all the info off the old one I'll let you know.
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Post by Avder » Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:02 am

Ok. How old is that drive?
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Post by Mr. Perfect » Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:47 pm

There are many new 40GB IDE drive that use the quiet fluid bearing tech, such as the WD Caviar line and some Seagate drives. Look around for something like that.
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Post by STRESSTEST » Fri Nov 26, 2004 5:52 pm

yea, a 40 gig 'cuda VI (Seagate) is very quiet and reasonable in price
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Post by Vindicator » Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:27 pm

Just plugged in the Fireball here and its louder than I remember (it has a pretty noticable hum to it), so I doubt it'll be quiet enough for your needs. Sorry.
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Post by Avder » Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:44 pm

Drat.
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