Samsung SP1614N wth JVC motor - still quieter than WD2000JB?

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Samsung SP1614N wth JVC motor - still quieter than WD2000JB?

Post by anthonysimilion » Mon Aug 02, 2004 6:30 am

Will the Samsung SP1614N, even without the fabulous NIDEC motor - with the JVC motor - be significantly quieter than my (what I consider to be noisy) Western Digital 2000JB?

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Post by MonsterMac » Mon Aug 02, 2004 6:40 am

no one has the same ears so what may be an acceptable noise level to one user, may not be to you. the only way to figure that one out is to test one out for yourself.
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Post by RaNDoMMAI » Mon Aug 02, 2004 4:50 pm

I recently got a 160gig samsung from newegg with the evil JVC motor.

To my surprise, it is just as quiet as all my other samsungs. The only problem i had with it was seeks, it had hearable seek from a meter away

But as soon as i suspended it, the seeks were gone, dunno why.

I have been using it for 2 weeks now and it is great

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Post by cmcquistion » Mon Aug 02, 2004 6:51 pm

Simply...

YES.
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Post by anthonysimilion » Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:29 am

Hmm okay. Any more thoughts?

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Post by cruelsister » Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:51 am

Take your WD out of the drive cage, place a coolpak on the bottom of the case, put your WD on top of it.

No more noise (and cheaper than buying a new drive).

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Post by mr pink » Tue Aug 03, 2004 4:07 am

I've got an 80gig 2mb cache samsung w/ a jvc and it's alot quieter than my old maxtor diamondmax +8 I think it was. Quite alot.

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Post by cmcquistion » Tue Aug 03, 2004 4:40 am

I think that a lot of the hype around the Samsung drives with JVC motors is just 'the-sky-is-falling' rhetoric. Are there a FEW drives that are actually noisy? Probably. Is it really an epidemic? No.

If you read through the comments in the thread about Samsung drive noise, you will read that over 90% of the owners of Samsung drives with JVC motors, cannot hear any whine, without putting their ear within 6 inches of the drive (myself included.)

I think what started as a couple bad drives has escalated into a frenzy.
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Post by anthonysimilion » Tue Aug 03, 2004 5:06 am

cmcquistion wrote:I think that a lot of the hype around the Samsung drives with JVC motors is just 'the-sky-is-falling' rhetoric. Are there a FEW drives that are actually noisy? Probably. Is it really an epidemic? No.

If you read through the comments in the thread about Samsung drive noise, you will read that over 90% of the owners of Samsung drives with JVC motors, cannot hear any whine, without putting their ear within 6 inches of the drive (myself included.)

I think what started as a couple bad drives has escalated into a frenzy.
Okay - I'll remember to post my experiences if/when I buy my drives. :)

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Post by MonsterMac » Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:27 am

cruelsister wrote:Take your WD out of the drive cage, place a coolpak on the bottom of the case, put your WD on top of it.

No more noise (and cheaper than buying a new drive).
placing the drive on a coolpack in the bottom of your case is not going to get rid of the drives whine; which is why he's contemplating buying a new hard drive.
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Post by dimva » Sat Aug 07, 2004 1:40 pm

cmcquistion wrote:I think what started as a couple bad drives has escalated into a frenzy.
No, this is actually a real problem.

But most people don't notice it because of other noise or they don't have sensitive hearing.

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Post by the_smell » Sat Aug 07, 2004 2:26 pm

Definitely replace the WD if you can hear it now (can you hear a high reasonably high pitch drone) - I replaced a similar WD drive with a spinpoint a few months ago and it made a significant difference.
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Post by Edward Ng » Sat Aug 07, 2004 2:54 pm

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Post by HammerSandwich » Sat Aug 07, 2004 8:28 pm

I've had a bunch of WD JBs over the years and now run a pair of 1614Cs with JVC motors. "Insanely louder" would be a good way to describe the JBs, since the noise will drive you nuts.

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Post by anthonysimilion » Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:55 am

Edward Ng wrote:O

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Well, if you think that's evil I've got:

another WD1200JB, small, whiny and about to fail (makes hairdryer like sounds) fan on GeForce 4 MX440, stock Pentium 4 fan (noisy +++).

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Post by the_smell » Tue Aug 10, 2004 5:02 am

Maybe we should all recycle our old WD drives by actually making them into hairdryers - they can't be that far off already.
Their 'quiet drive technology' is a bit of a joke
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