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Raptor noise!! ARRRGHH

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by G00SE, 15 Jan 2006.

  1. G00SE

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Feb 2003

    Posts: 338

    Location: Doncaster

    Got a raptor the other day (36gb cos i'm tight) but what the hell is all that noise about! i can deal with it when i'm using my pc, i.e. loading a game or something but it makes two quick clicks every 2 seconds or so, while the pc is idle.

    It's like chinese water torture! i know it's gonna do it, and the predictability of it sends me insane!!

    And i switched to it from an ide raid0 array, which turned out was much faster :confused: so now i need another 36gb raptor :D (for raid!) Yay, Even more clicking!!

    UPDATE: while i was typing this (i type slow) the clicks stopped! but i know as soon as i access something, they will be back!
     
  2. smids

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Dec 2004

    Posts: 6,660

    Location: London/Kent

    But that is the point about raptors, they are noisy in seek, but quiet idle (unless you AV is doing realtime scanning and uses them whilst you idle the PC).

    TBH, the 74GB and 150GB are much quieter than the 36GB (I've ad all 3).
     
  3. FrankJH

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Jun 2005

    Posts: 22,507

    Well maybe I got a good 36gb raptor ( a pretty recent purchase from new) and its absolutely perfect, was wondering before i bought it whether it would bother me and it doesnt at all, fans on gfx card are louder
     
  4. Duke

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Jun 2003

    Posts: 33,703

    Location: Wiltshire

    The first model 36gb didn't have fluid bearings on the motor, so it was very noisy. You could try putting it into an enclosure, but they are £20-30ish which I doubt you'd want to spend :)
     
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    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Oct 2005

    Posts: 2,450

    Location: Newcastle upon Toon

    Sell it and get 74s - MUCH quieter (and faster too).

    M
     
  6. Fred_Or_Dead

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 26 Aug 2005

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    Yep no FDB's (Fluid Dynamic Bearings) in the 36Gb models hence they are pretty damn noisey!!
     
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    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Oct 2005

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    Location: Newcastle upon Toon

    Or alternatively do what i did!

    My raptors are going for auction (both 36 & 74Gb).

    Got a Samsung Spinpoint P120 instead - its sooo quiet by comparison, and performance is still very good!

    M
     
  8. Dimension

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 536

    Location: Bed's

    GET A Silentmaxx Aluminium Hard Drive Enclosure

    ocuk sell em for 35 quid, it stops all the idle noise and muffle's most of the seek noise as well

    i have 2 maxtors in my system with these and it is nearly silent :)
     
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    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Oct 2005

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    Location: Newcastle upon Toon

    There's something that can silence a Maxtor?? :eek:

    They must be good!

    I've got one of these coming that i'll wrap my spinpoint in! Ahhh silence! :)

    M
     
  10. Dimension

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Bed's

    err i ment to say 2 raptors :D
     
  11. AthlonTom

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    I put me raptors in those Zalman heatpipe things, shuts them up nicely.