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Mon Jan 27, 2003 | 1:22P| PermaLink
Leo's challenge was to silence two Maxtor D740X Hard Drives, a 1-platter 40 GB model and a 2-platter 80 GB. Although these Maxtors are available with Fluid Dynamic Bearing motors, like the very quiet Seagate Barracuda IV drives, Leo's were both all-bearing models. Maxtor provides a general noise spec of 3.0 Bels in idle and 3.5 Bels in seek. (But one-platter drives are usually quieter than 2-platter drives.) These numbers don't seem bad, but they are nearly 1.0 Bels worse than the Barracuda IV's, and their basic qualities includes a nasty dollop of that nasty whine so prevalent with 7200 RPM drives. In short, they are very noisy drives, typical of the highest performance models.
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