Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Saeid, Sep 12, 2005.
Saeid, is your HD black? If so then we've got the same HD's
Yup its black (i believe all WD's now come in black - plus it goes with my case)
Its quite smart really... the color helps heat evaporate faster than silver... why didnt anyone else think of this before? Seagate has gone from polished to dull and it claims it helps reduce heat...
It's all a matter of luck, its like buying a video card that won't overclock as good as another one identical to it, luck of the draw.
I've used 2xseagates, 4xmaxtor (2 are quantim fireball 6.4 and 8gb) and my WD raptor, both seagates failed on me, maxtor and WD haven't had any problems (thank god).
Loud accessing noise? ofcourse it happens when the drive isn't being used a lot or it hasn't visited a certain area, all drives do it, on maxtor the seek is loud, like my 120gb, i hardly use it, its purely a storage drive and when i do access it for the first time, it does do a loud seeking sound. The more on the hard drive the more it has to seek, and maxtor are known to have loud seeking noise. Personally Maxtor and WD all the way, but like they say, 99.9% of hard drives will fail one day, so back your stuff up frequently.
I personally know nothing about the specific hard drive in question, but my Maxtor Maxline III is silent and performs beautifully.
i got a WD2500JD (WD 250gb sata1, 8meg cache)
and i'm about to get a WD2500KS (WD 250gb sata2, 16meg cache) i have had my existing drive for 10 months now with no problems its very quiet etc.
Idle Mode 34 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 0 36 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 3 35 dBA (average)
can't hear it over 26db fan anyway
Idle Mode 28 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 0 33 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 3 29 dBA (average)