View Full Version : How Loud is a Western Digital ?

07-08-03, 10:19 AM
Cos some people say they are noisy and others say they are not - so which is true, please?

07-08-03, 10:58 AM
in my current rig I had an IBM 30gig 7200rpm ata100, and now I have a WD 120gig 7200rpm ata100 8meg cache. I found the WD to actually be quieter

07-08-03, 10:59 AM
Well I can only speak for the version I have, WD 120gig SE, its very quiet. Older wd hdd's I've owned in the past were pretty quiet as well, not as much as the newer ones though.

07-08-03, 02:35 PM
I can't hear a peep from them, although this Delta might have something to do with that:D

Maxtor and WD are both relatively quiet drives.:)

07-09-03, 01:55 AM
my case fans are louder than mine. even when the hd light is on, i cant hear it.

07-09-03, 05:12 AM
Thanks guys, especially Gator - you seem to have the same drive I am going for, so it looks OK. Course, knowing my luck, I will probably get a 'monday morning' model.

07-10-03, 10:11 AM
Maxtor drives make alot more noise than WD, especially as they get older.

07-10-03, 11:09 AM
Originally posted by yoladude
my case fans are louder than mine. even when the hd light is on, i cant hear it.

I have an 80g SE..Im with yoladude..

Ive read the newegg reviews and dont understand all the people who complain on how loud it is??

07-10-03, 01:21 PM
Every IBM I have had except one was loud and every WD has been quite.

07-10-03, 02:21 PM
Every Maxtor drive I've owned were all loud. My current WD 80Gig is quiet - I can't even hear it above my fans (and ever since I swapped over to the Abit NF7-S, I can hear all the fans in my case from well inside the damn kitchen). :p