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siso80
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fastest, quietest hard drives

Post by siso80 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:37 pm

what are the fastest hard drives in order of quietness

should i drop a a huge chunk of change on solid state
or is velociraptor fastest
or scsi 15000rpm ( i heard they're too loud)

i only need 500gb to 1tb alltogether


thanks

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Re: fastest, quietest hard drives

Post by Sibanger » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:48 pm

If you have the $$$ to blow, I'd go for SSD.

They are the fastest and quietest, if that's what you're after.

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Re: fastest, quietest hard drives

Post by casiblake » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:10 am

Siso80, you should check http://www.silentpcreview.com

Personally, I would ignore Maxtor, Seagate and Hitachi. Western Digital and Samsung should be on your to-consider list. SPCR will tell you more.
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Re: fastest, quietest hard drives

Post by 3phase » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:25 am

i lately came along a phenomen regarding stage laptops that was new to me.. the new fast and high capacity laptop drives are more sensible to bass vibration.. rebooting a laptop on a bassheavy stage can be impossible with the new drives..was only able to manage it by holding the laptopn in my hand while rebooting.. what really dont helped for a seemless reboot..

so.. i go ssd as soon as possible for my stage laptop..

seems that evrything comes with a price.. small drives that get faster more and more and more capacity and vibration dont go well together.
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Re: fastest, quietest hard drives

Post by Froschfinger » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:28 am

Well, that sounds weird, and I am happy I didn't opt for a 1TB drive for my laptop yet. Any recommendations for good and maybe not too pricey SSDs of a reasonable size?
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Re: fastest, quietest hard drives

Post by qbas » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:28 pm

I would recommend SSD Intel® X25-M SATA 80 GB (2,5").

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Re: fastest, quietest hard drives

Post by lapieuvre » Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:20 am

PCIe drives are the way to go, way faster than Sata SSD's

http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/s ... -ssd-.html

http://www.fusionio.com/products/iodrive/

Those 2 brands are the best rated.

Only for PC though, there is no PCIe SSD for MAC :((((
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Re: fastest, quietest hard drives

Post by cotdagoo » Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:27 am

if you're getting a ssd - get regular platter based drive for backing up..
i recently had a intel x25-M SSD crapout and after talking to intel's support there's no recovery options for ssd drives.. luckily only my OS was on the ssd and a few important files (ableton unlock, emails, pictures) so i didn't lose too much.

knowing there's nothing they can even do made me think twice about putting anything that's not replaceable on these drives.

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