I am unable to find the right drive suiting my needs. That is why I ask here.
My PC is very quiet (no CPU fan, no VGA fan, silent power supply, only low-RPM case fans) and I'd like to have equally silent hard drives, too. No doubt the Samsung P120 would be good for that.
The other thing: My PC is a server doing many different tasks at once (that explains the CPU and RAM, see signature), including delivering files to a huge number of students at gigabit speeds. At night time I often have 10+ downloaders trying to get 100 MBit each. About 1/3 of these requests can be done out of the RAM, the rest is from hard disk (different files of course).
At the moment I have two Seagate 7200.7 drives, SATA and PATA, in a RAID0. The performance is quite good, but could be better. The noise (when heavily seeking) is far from good (I think).
Please tell me how I can improve disk performance, especially under mentioned load, with less noise.
PS: 400GB space minimum (in total)
PPS: RAID0 is OK, I do backups
Thanks a lot,