“It’s no secret that the quietest desktop hard drives tend to be low capacity models that use only a single platter. There’s a simple reason for this: Fewer platters have fewer read/write heads, and thus produce less air turbulence. They also have less inertia and are less taxing to keep spinning.”
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Enermax Laureate USB 2.0 Series 5.25″ Optical Drive Enclosure @ PimpRig
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 @ TechwareLabs
Source: Silent PC Review
Silent PC Review attacks one of the hardest to quiet components in the PC, the hard drive. To meet the challenge, the review 2 single platter drives, one from Hitachi and one from Seagate. Read on to see just how successful they were.