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Old December 20, 2008, 12:40 AM
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Is it just me or does my 36gb raptor give off a quite a high pitched whine?
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Old December 20, 2008, 01:16 AM
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Dunno but when my 150GB Raptors get defragged....it does wake me up at night ;) I'm actually looking into an SSD setup now for my OS drive, and maybe just a Caviar Black for storage. Hate to get rid of my Raptors but it's either them, or the wife
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Old December 20, 2008, 01:31 AM
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think my raptor is in the making for an rma.. i like their advanced placement one - sounds sweet.
i'll have to diagnose it
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Old December 20, 2008, 05:40 AM
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Hang the drive into some elastic bands in your 5.25 cage, they be silent.
if you got the room that is.

I got 4 drives in my server, dead silent, have to check if the machine is running.
(no raptors tho)
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Old December 20, 2008, 06:27 AM
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They are loud, but I kinda like the sound, giving an indication of speed and power ^.^

However, during seek, defrag, and AV scanning, it gets annoyingly loud. Makes me want to switch to a v-raptor, but no, I want SSDs more!
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Old December 20, 2008, 12:07 PM
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300GB Velociraptors are no noisier than normal drives.
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Old December 20, 2008, 01:22 PM
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Mine is barely audible even with the one side of the case open. It's noticeable when I'm defragging but beyond that I almost never hear it.
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Old December 20, 2008, 05:13 PM
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lol, i got 150gb raptor...i couldnt tell you how loud they are though because my 2 x ultra kaze (3000rpm) sounds like fighter jets lol
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Old December 20, 2008, 05:17 PM
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Can't hear mine over my fans. Though my 150 is definetly louder than the V-raptor.

The 36 GB's do have a whine to them. We have 4 of them raided in a display machine at work and they are noticably whiney when powered on.

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Old December 20, 2008, 06:59 PM
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Yep 74 GB Raptor sounds like running water buffalo....but I certainly don't mind that "clunking" sound.....I know they're working...but in hindsight, I should have saved the $$$ and picked up another Seagate Barracuda as that thing is literally silent and I really don't notice any significant gains between 10k and 7.2k!
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