Suggestions for a "Quiet Hard Drive"?

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Suggestions for a "Quiet Hard Drive"?

Hello,

I'm looking for a suggestion for a very quiet hard drive for my Hughes HDVR2.  I just updated a dying hard drive with an older 60gb drive lying around.  I notice that it is loud compared with the original drive that I removed.  I can actually hear the hard drive when I push any button on my remote. 

Any hard drive 80gb or larger will do.

thanks 

I upgraded the tivo in my

I upgraded the tivo in my bedroom and had the same problem. I was using a samsung 80gb drive. It was extremely loud and would keep me up at night. So I swapped it out for a WD 80gb and it was much better. You can still hear it somewhat but it isn't near as bad.

I would suggest using one of

I would suggest using one of the Seagate DB35 drives. These are designed for DVR applications and are designed for quiet operation. Search on DB35 at TheNerds.net. There are drives from 80 to 750GB.

Here is the Western Digital

Here is the Western Digital drive I used to replace a 80GB drive in my R10

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product...

It works great after formatting with InstantCake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underdog said: I would

Underdog said: I would suggest using one of the Seagate DB35 drives. These are designed for DVR applications and are designed for quiet operation. Search on DB35 at TheNerds.net. There are drives from 80 to 750GB.

In addition to the DB35s, Maxtor offers the QuickView and Maxline II series which are designed for quiet and continual operation.  Western Digital is releasing a series this month designed for the A/V market, but I don't remember the name.  You can find info on it on their site.

When I upgraded my Samsungs (with QuickViews), they originally had a WD400 (40GB) and a WD800 (80GB) in them as OEM hard drives.  Both were pretty quiet, so you might also consider an 80GB or larger drive in that series.