I still use windows xp, b/c I use a gigabyte iram 4gb which I can fit XP on, and my 775 still uses BIOS so for both I am limited to 2TB HD.
WD has an HD they claim is the quietest on the market. For you old-timers I believe SPCR said that the seagate barracuda 40gb was most quiet as it used the revolutionary then new FDB.
This isn't 2TB but 1TB. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822236541
WD Blue WD10SPCX 1TB 5400 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive
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Low power consumption - State-of-the-art seeking algorithms and advanced power management features ensure low power consumption and long battery life.
Quiet - In a notebook drive, silence is golden. WD's exclusive noise reducing technologies yield one of the quietest 2.5-inch hard drives on the market.
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Available SATA 6 Gb/s interface - The SATA 6 Gb/s interface provides greater flexibility for use with the latest operating systems as well as backwards compatibility to legacy systems with SATA 3 Gb/s requirements.
Compatible - Our latest generation of 7 mm 2.5-inch mobile drives is designed for thin and light mobile applications, and is also compatible with most standard 9.5 mm bays.
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WD's exclusive noise reducing technologies make the WD Blue 5 mm ultra-slim hard drive whisper quiet. At merely 15 decibels while idle and 17 decibels during seek operations on average, this drive is over 10 percent quieter than the closest competitor drive in its class.
WD is claiming this is 10 % quieter than the quietest HD money can buy.
at 15 decibels this thing would be virtually silent in a standard ATX 2-3 feet away in a quiet room at night in a quiet neighborhood (20 decibel floor)
strictly speaking this isn't the claims for the 7mm 1TB model
It be cool if SPCR can verify that this and the 7mm 1TB model is the quietest FDB in existence today.
Since Windows XP AND my bios/socket 775 only supports 2Tb bootable (and XP does not support GPT/GUID so no HD over 2 TB) 2Tb is the most I can support.
I'd like to see a 2TB 2.5" drive with this technology on 2-3 platters (not the 4-platter 500gb/platter 15mm WD drive)