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[WTB][US] 500gb SATA II laptop HDD or a silent desktop drive

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I want to buy a 500gb sataII lappy hdd for my desktop rig. The noise and heat of heat standard desktop drives isn't working for me. I would like a 7200rpm but will take a 5400rpm also.
I would also settle for a 3.5" drive if it is silent (or as close as possible).PM me with what you got and price shipped to 43068:toast:
my heat is p_o_s_pc
also maybe willing to trade for something also take a look in my FS thread.
 
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thread back open. I can't take the noise of the HDD accessing :banghead:
 

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If you are going to get a 2.5" drive as your primary OS drive in a deaktop, you should get the Momentus XT.
 

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If you are going to get a 2.5" drive as your primary OS drive in a deaktop, you should get the Momentus XT.
i was looking at that. Just alittle more then i want to pay. :toast:
 

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thread back open. I can't take the noise of the HDD accessing :banghead:
Have you tried changing the AAM (Automatic Acoustic Management) value of the hard-drive?
I did that to my WD drive and it's incredibly silent now, no more noise when accessing the disk.
And it only increases the access times a little bit :cool:

I use HDDScan for that, in case you want to try it with your current drives.
 
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maybe try a 5400 rpm western digital green they are energy efficient, quiet and pretty fast as they have 64 MB of cache
 

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If you are going to get a 2.5" drive as your primary OS drive in a deaktop, you should get the Momentus XT.
i took your advice. Will be getting it thursday :toast:
 
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