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Last post Mon, Jul 15 2019 by crusoe, 4 replies.
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Posted on Sun, Jun 23 2019 15:40
by Sergino Futurino
Joined on Thu, Dec 18 2003, Livorno, Posts 651

Besides three  SSDs, I used to have one 1TB and one 2TB HDDs installed in my Desktop PC for just archiving without a significant noise from the PC. (I also use external HDDS for backups but I don't like having them always attached to the PC). I thought I could substitute the 2 internal HDDs with just one 4TB HDD but I find it really too noisy. So I think I will replace it with two  2TB new HDDs inside the PC. For what you know, which is the less noisy 7200 rpm 2TB  HDD to buy?

Thanks

Sergio

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Posted on Fri, Jul 12 2019 16:29
by crusoe
Joined on Sat, Dec 26 2009, Posts 109

Hi Sergio,

1) You use this HDD for archiving. The way I look at this operation, its speed is not really that critical - especially if you schedule it to run at some "idle" time, such as at night. 7200 rpm = noisy, at least compared to 5400 and even 6000. I don't see why do you want exactly 7200 rpm for backups, therefore. 

2) Does the noise wake you at night, perhaps? Maybe you could simply reschedule your backups? It's not such a frequent operation, the way I imagine it.

3) Maybe you should invest in a quiet case instead of a drive? Nice bonus of this is that you reduce overall noise, not just HDD noise. I own a beQuiet case, and man it's worth the price.

Cheers,

Crusoe.

Posted on Fri, Jul 12 2019 21:23
by Sergino Futurino
Joined on Thu, Dec 18 2003, Livorno, Posts 651

Ciao Crusoe,

Thank you for the time you have spent for answering.
I use this HDD for archiving. I mean, there are files I use all day long on it as well. And I make safe copies of files on it every step in a work in progress. If I have a problem in the SSD I have a copy and if I want to go back to a previous stage of my work I can go. That could be a retrieval or a copy of a large video file. That's why I need 7200 rpm.
For the “official” backups I use external disks and they give me no troubles. At night the PC sleeps as me.
The case I have is the right one for me (I have personally choose every single part on my PC) and with the former HD It was really quiet.
2 days ago I have eventually bought a 2 TB Firecuda and it is right for me. So I will buy a second one for substituting the noisy 4TB.
Thank again,

Sergio.

www.sergiobrunetti.it
Windows 10 on Vertex4 SSD - I7 3960x overclocked @4.0 Ghz - 32 GB RAM -
2010 MacbookPro 2.66 Ghz 8 Giga RAM -
MOTU: 2408 MK3, 24i, Traveler,MIDI Express XT
Studio One 4.1 Pro, Notion 6.5, Sibelius 6.2, Kontakt 5.6
VE Pro 6, VI Pro 2, Vienna Suite, Vienna MIR Pro w/Roompacks 1 and 2,
Libraries (preload size 2408): Special Edition Standard and Plus, Appassionata I, Solo Strings I, Dimension Brass, Percussion, Soprano Choir, Upright Bass, Flugelhorn, Saxophones, Concert guitar, Jazz Drums, Epic Orchestra, Dimension Strings
Posted on Mon, Jul 15 2019 10:15
by crusoe
Joined on Sat, Dec 26 2009, Posts 109

Sergio,

thanks for the information. I was not very helpful, but you were! :)

Cheers,

Crusoe.

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