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Any opinion on the Seagate FreeAgent external hard disk?

Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 6:27 pm
by Shmanky
So this external hard disk looks pretty, and I used to like Seagate, but does anyone know its decibel rating?

Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 9:32 pm
by tkirmuc
I use 320GB FreeAgentDesktop version for last two weeks. It is completely noisless until you put it on a top of my desk (then whole desk is buzzing). But when the drive is standing on the floor or window-sill (parapet) - I cannot hear anything from it. The sing it is working or not is orange led light in the front of that. Audiable seek & idle. Fast enough (20MB/s). I assumer FireWire / eSata version would just beast.
To be honest - I'm little bit surprised how silent it is. I use several Seagate internal drives and they are too loudy for me (but I like & trust Seagate drives for eyes so I stay loyal customer & look forward for their 1TB 7200.11 drive).

Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 5:35 am
by Shmanky
Thanks tkirmuc, that was helpful.