More popular than ever, but some are still very noisy.
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Is using a notebook hard drive (2.5") quieter/better than using a regular desktop hard drive (3.5")?
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Individual drives vary--seems the 3.5" drives are making a bit of comeback in this regard. Probably check the recommended drive section here: link
and also the Silent Storage subforum.
edit: also as a general rule, you will get better performance out of a desktop drive.
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Depends on the drive. As of late, probably not, because desktop drives have become far better-behaved. This in contrast to the OEM 80 GB drive in my Dell D620, which has a constant high-pitched idle whine.