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Old April 1, 2011, 09:28 AM
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Thanks MM, I appreciate it.

I find the sound of Seagates to be more of a "tick" than a chirp like the older models had and TBH find the newer Seagate's to very quiet, and about as quiet as WD's (though it is a different frequency sound). With that being said, I find Seagate's to be VERY sensitive to PSU ripple. I know on ripple that is within spec but close to the max they make their dissatisfaction well known! On my various Seasonic made PSU's this beast was pretty mild mannered for a high performance drive.

MM, if you find the latest gen 2TB XT to be annoying than you probably will find the same with the 3TB as it may be slightly more mild mannered it still has - to my ears - the same pitch to its chirp.
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