Hi, I'm looking for some perspective on a concern I have. I'm considering buying a Dell server (for a home office) with two 120GB ATA drives (RAID 1). Because I'll be sitting about 4 feet away from it, I would like it to be reasonably quiet. I know Dell uses WD, Seagate, and Maxtor drives (finding out which specific model it might be has be nearly impossible - no one at Dell seems to know). But based on reviews I've read, I think "worst case" would be WDs (most likely 1200JB's or 1200BBs). However, I don't have a good feel for how noisy a pair of WD's would be, and whether this would turn out to be minor compared to fan noise and other. Any opinions or suggestions?
Thanks. I appreciate the help! -Pat