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Seagate 7200.10 320GB help

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by david25, 1 Aug 2006.

  1. david25

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  2. hotdog

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    I didnt get mine from OcUK apologies, however FYI mine would appear to be the non-silent one.
    I purchased online from another reputable etailer.

    Hotdog.
     
  3. Bin Boy

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    Hi,

    Got two today from another honorable retailer and mine are the silent variety.

    The firmware is updated from some seagate 7200.10 drives that have 3.AAC and also these drives are made in Singapore instead of China - Site Code : WU - Two other data codes also: 6522 & 6527, but mine read 07026

    Drive 1
    Date Code : 07026
    Firmware : 3.AAD
    Site Code : AMK
    Product of Singapore

    Drive 2
    Date Code : 07026
    Firmware : 3.AAD
    Site Code : AMK
    Product of Singapore

    Am going to get them setup in raid stripe and post a result to see how the firmware upgrade has done to increase performance or not.
     
  4. JsD

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    Hi there, I recieved a pair of these from OcUK today and they were both the silent types if that helps :)

    Though they did forget my speakers in the delivery :(

    (Yay for my first post)
     
  5. david25

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    Thanks everyone, do the people with the 'silent' version, think its quiet?
     
  6. JsD

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    Well haven't been able to put my rig together yet... however a friend has them and I can say they are quiet (well in my opinion at least)
     
  7. hotdog

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    Even if they are noisy can you not just out them into an enclosure? Or does that defeat the point - i dont know :confused:
     
  8. ATI

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    @ david25 & binboy

    hello guys

    is that how you can tell if you have a quite one or not?

    by the pics and firmware, is there anything else to keep an eye on?

    thanks
     
  9. hotdog

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    As im the only one with the noisy version Grrr ill post what spec mine has:-

    Drive 1
    Date Code : 07022
    Firmware : 3.AAC
    Site Code : WU
    Product of SORRY CHEAP CHINA

    Did i read that the noisy version is the faster one? (ooerrr stirs debate!) :)
     
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  10. JsD

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    Just got an email fron OcUK saying they're sending me a pair free of charge now, I'm one very happy customer :D
     
  11. david25

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    Yes, check the forums on storagereview.com

    Thats double the reason for getting a quiet one.

     
  12. david25

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    Hi, check storagereview.com

    I think its just the spindle pic, some drives are shipping with AAD firmware, but I imagine its bot versions.

     
  13. meansizzler

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    I have a 7200.9 250GB with the quiet thing i.e purple goo, I though it was a defect to be honest...,
     
  14. hotdog

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    Ok im totally lost now after reading that lot from storagereview. So is the seagate.10 320 any good or should i change it straight away? Bearing in mind i have the faster oem version from china?

    Im confused :confused:

    Ive come from using a diamondmax10 250gig and i dont want it to be as noisy as that piece of junk was/is! And thats with it inside a scythe neoprene/rubber hddisk enclosure
     
  15. david25

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    I'm going for the quiet seagate, as its still damn fast, if you want
    an alternative then read

    http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=2803&p=1

     
  16. Elric

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    my three 7200.10 320GB drives are inaudible. :)
     
  17. ATI

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    no neeed for that kind remarks hotdog :mad:

    mods please alter
     
  18. ATI

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    @ david25

    i checked the storagereview.com and the link to the review above, i,m slightly a bit confused, to get the quiter drive i need to have the quiet spindle as like the above pic and the latest firmware basicaly?

    this causing a bit of headache i may sway to the se16 at least u know what you getting for your cash
     
  19. ATI

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    @ elric

    whats the firmware and date of manufacturing and country as well?

    do you the spindle as same as above pic?

    thanks
     
  20. Elric

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    I'll have a look later.