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Most reliable, powerful and silent Enterprise Drive 7200 rpm

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In quantity of 1 which is the most reliable, powerful and silent Enterprise Drive 7200 rpm ?

The 2 TB WD Gold is inaudible it seems under usage : https://products.wdc.com/library/SpecSheet/ENG/2879-800074.pdf

And it is a much better choice than the consumer WD Black 2 TB at the same price !

What other enterprise drives could be used in a Desktop PC for music production with good performance ?

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We don't measure sound...over the last few years they've all been pretty similar to a naked ear in a home or office environment. Of course you probably have higher standards. 

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30 dB is inaudible.

Don't need crazy low sound, just to not get some crazy constant sound from the HDD.

How did you found the WD Black 4-6 TB sound like ?

Was it louder than the rest ?

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Also, for reliability, note that how a drive is handing during the picking/packing/shipping process probably matters more to its reliability than any make/model variation from the manufacturer.

IIRC helium-filled drives might have slightly better acoustics than an equivalent platter count conventional drive, but you're probably barking up the wrong tree at that point, you should pay more attention to what's quiet regardless of technology.

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Toshiba also ?

Which one is worth it compared to ( VS ) BarraCuda Pro, WD Black etc ?

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Hmm, might want to check reviews then-- it's not necessarily the rated sound output, but the character of the sound that you'd be concerned about-- any irritating recalibration noises or whatnot?

As far as reliability, I'd say in a single drive fleet (or even a half dozen) it's all going to be similar enough that you wouldn't be able to tell. Again the chances of a drive being mishandled somewhere along the way is probably going to do far greater damage to a drive's reliability than any differences between models. I don't think going for a nearline drive is going to actually buy you anything over a consumer drive given your requirements.

 

For drives with a track record in the 2TB range, honestly, everything currently on the market is pretty is pretty established at this point.

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On 11/1/2017 at 6:48 AM, continuum said:

Hmm, might want to check reviews then-- it's not necessarily the rated sound output, but the character of the sound that you'd be concerned about-- any irritating recalibration noises or whatnot?

As far as reliability, I'd say in a single drive fleet (or even a half dozen) it's all going to be similar enough that you wouldn't be able to tell. Again the chances of a drive being mishandled somewhere along the way is probably going to do far greater damage to a drive's reliability than any differences between models. I don't think going for a nearline drive is going to actually buy you anything over a consumer drive given your requirements.

 

For drives with a track record in the 2TB range, honestly, everything currently on the market is pretty is pretty established at this point.

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