Quiet USB External Hard Drive?

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  1. Mr Terry Turnip

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    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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  3. Mr Terry Turnip

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    That looks excellent thanks, I will look into that.
     
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    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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    will do many thanks.
     
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    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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    That guy needs a bigger room and some cable management.
     

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