by in a large tower on the desk and I hear nothing. My recommendation, get a drive that's as large in capacity and as fast in RPMs as you can afford and deal with noise, if any, later. With the drive shortage and the high prices....this is a terrible time to buy a new hard drive.
Hi all. Just upgraded my old pavillion pc with an AMD 965, gigabyte 880GM D2H motherboard, corsair 600 watt psu, gigabyte 6570 video card, new fan and 4 gb DDR3 ram.
Still running XP 32 bit and will probably keep that system.
Next will be a new internal hard drive when/IF they ever drop in price again!
After researching, all recommendations i come across seem to be brand loyalty between seagate and western digital. Most views are that the other brand is crap.
I am not leaning one way or the other for brand, but my new pc is so quiet that i dont want to get something that makes me jump every time the hd does something.
Is there really much of a difference between the 5900 rpm and the 7200 rpm drives as far as sound and performance?
I am looking to get a 1 tb drive, reload XP on it and dont want to have to turn up the volume of the TV just because my pc is on at the same time.
Any recommendations are welcome.