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Question Quiet USB External Hard Drive? - 12-12-2012, 10:47 | posts: 247 | Location: UK

Hi,

I am looking for a 1 or 2TB External USB HDD to store movies and music on for playback on my BD Player.

I am very interested in the 'Western Digital Elements 1TB Portable USB 3.0/2.0 Hard Drive'

Available for about 60

However, my concern is, as I often watch movies late at night when it is very quiet, and, quite frankly the most noise that comes form my PC is this horrid loud HDD noise, I have both of them set to spin down after 5 minutes and it is so lovely when they do! so, just how loud are these external hard drives? this will be my first one.

USB 3.0 is nice also, so I can copy files from my PC to the USB HDD faster.

Are there any others I should consider? that are QUIET as well as decent?

Thanks

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Default 12-12-2012, 11:00 | posts: 9,775 | Location: UK

I've just bought the 4TB Hitachi Touro USB 3 drive.
Its so quiet, I'm surprised.
Even when copying from 2 different drives to it at the same time I cant hear it.
Its not the Touro Pro, they use a faster spinning drive and may be audible,

They do 1TB and 2TB versions of this drive.
http://www.ebuyer.com/320102-hitachi...-drive-0s03457
http://www.ebuyer.com/320104-hitachi...-black-0s03398
And the price is good!
   
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Default 12-12-2012, 13:43 | posts: 247 | Location: UK

That looks excellent thanks, I will look into that.
   
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Default 12-12-2012, 15:17 | posts: 1,860 | Location: Dominican Republic

I could not decide between building a storage server or a NAS, so in the mean time I decided to go with the My Book 3TB from WD, read all good stuff about it, should look for it too and compare.
   
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Default 12-13-2012, 08:03 | posts: 247 | Location: UK

will do many thanks.
   
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Default 12-14-2012, 18:10 | posts: 247 | Location: UK

Thanks very much went with the Hitachi 2TB as it should do what I want it to do just as well, and for cheaper.

I only wish to copy movies and music to the drive, and plug it into my Blu Ray player USB port.
   
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Default 12-14-2012, 18:16 | posts: 9,775 | Location: UK

Cool.

Here is a guy connecting 4 of them to his BD player
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDrZoq2mi-0
   
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Default 12-15-2012, 06:54 | posts: 247 | Location: UK

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Originally Posted by Mufflore View Post
Cool.

Here is a guy connecting 4 of them to his BD player
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDrZoq2mi-0
Your calling THAT a BD player! lol
   
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That guy needs a bigger room and some cable management.
   
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