Quiet 7200RPM HDD

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by FylleTratten, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. FylleTratten

    FylleTratten n00b

    Aug 7, 2012
    Looking for a silent harddrive of atleast 2TB storage - preferably 3.
    My MB (P8Z77-V Deluxe) supports SSD caching, I was wondering if using a 5400RPM together with a 256GB SSD cache could work as well?
  2. dustNbone

    dustNbone [H]ard|Gawd

    Apr 7, 2009
    What is the intended usage? If its just to store media, then SSD caching isn't necessary, nor is a 7200 RPM drive. All 7200 drives will be louder than their slower spinning counterparts so if quiet is the primary goal they're probably best avoided, and all modern 5400 RPM drives are more than capable of keeping up to multiple video streams without problem.

    That said, of all the 7200 RPM drives I've personally owned, my 1TB Hitachi (500GB a platter I think) has been noticably the quietest, I expect the newer ones are similar but others might have more detail to offer.