fat jez

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    SCSI Hard Disk Recommendation wanted

    Erm... the Seagate Cheetah 15K.3? Even the Cheetah X15-36LP had FDB motors. The 15K.3 is one of the quietest SCSI drives in existence, and it's available in 18, 36 & 72 GB sizes. I'm only after one drive - three is way beyond what I can afford I had included the Cheetah 15K.3 in my shortlist, but am having difficulty finding a supplier in the UK. Both Dabs and Komplett are showing as having unknown in-stock dates. Ta for the pointer on the X15 though - might be able to pick one up cheap with all the newer models coming out. Cheers, Jez
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    SCSI Hard Disk Recommendation wanted

    I had a look through the database, but what it doesn't mention is the frequency of the noise generated. Whilest the cheetah I have isn't loud, the high pitched whine is what I noticed. I don't mind a bit of idle noise, as long as it isn't at a frequency that goes through my head :wink: Cheers, Jez
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    SCSI Hard Disk Recommendation wanted

    Should also have said what my system specs are ;o) Asus A7N8X Deluxe, Athlon XP2600+, 2x256MB Corsair PC3200 RAM, Crucial Radeon 9700 Pro, Adaptec 19160 SCSI, 36GB Seagate Cheetah 36ES, 2x 36GB Seagate Barracuda 36ES2, Yamaha CRW-F1 SCSI CD-RW, Pioneer SCSI DVD-ROM, Hitachi CML174 SXWB LCD Monitor, Win XP Pro. Cheers, Jez
  4. Hi All I have 2 Barracuda 36ES2's and a Cheetah 36ES in my machine, and all I can hear is a high pitched whine coming from the Cheetah which gets inside my head. The Barracuda's have near silent idle noise and very quiet seek noise, which is exactly what I am after. I suspect this is down to the difference between the FDB's in the Barracuda's and the conventional bearings in the Cheetah. Does anyone know of an alternative drive which features 10K+ RPM speed and comes in 36GB sizes without that high pitched whine? I am struggling to find any 10K+ drives in that size that use Fluid Dynamic Bearings. Cheers, Jez
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    Seagate Barracuda 36ES2

    Funny you should say that. I have both Barracuda 36ES2's and a Cheetah 36ES in my machine, and all I can hear is a high pitched whine coming from the Cheetah which gets inside my head. The Barracuda's have near silent idle noise and very quiet seek noise, which is exactly what I am after. I suspect this is down to the difference between the FDB's in the Barracuda's and the conventional bearings in the Cheetah. Of course if anyone knows of an alternative drive which features 10K+ RPM speed and comes in 36GB sizes without that high pitched whine let me know. I am struggling to find any 10K+ drives in that size that use Fluid Dynamic Bearings. Cheers, Jez