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Silent HDD Recomendation for NAS
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(06-03-2020, 11:20 AM)Zinck84 Wrote: Hello, and excuse me if this question shouldn't be posted here.

Currently I'm using a 4TB Toshiba X300 HDD in my D118 Synology NAS. The problem is that the thing makes a lot of noise when reading files. I listen to music right next to it for space reasons, and sometimes it turns me crazy. I'm searching for a sustitute, so I would like to know if someone has any recommendation for HDD that don't make much noise.

Thanks for the help.

A 7200rpm 3.5" HDD drive such as that will be noisy. Some HDD enclosures will dampen that noise, but it will never be silent unless you can locate it inside of a cabinet or far enough away from the listening position that it's essentially inaudible.

This is one reason why people favor a NAS or network share scenario for their music library, so that it can be located far enough away from the listening position as to not be heard.

Or, as stated in above posts, you can get truly silent performance from an SSD, but at substantially higher cost.

One option there (depending on budget) might be something like a Western Digital Blue M.2 SSD in an enclosure that can house 2 of them to run as one large drive. Not cheap, but it is silent and also adds the bonus of super fast read and write speeds.

The 2.5" SATA form factor SSD might be a little cheaper, and is also silent, though physically larger.
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Silent HDD Recomendation for NAS - by Zinck84 - 06-03-2020, 11:20 AM
RE: Silent HDD Recomendation for NAS - by Zinck84 - 06-03-2020, 04:53 PM
RE: Silent HDD Recomendation for NAS - by Cardone - 06-03-2020, 06:49 PM
RE: Silent HDD Recomendation for NAS - by Zinck84 - 06-05-2020, 03:50 PM
RE: Silent HDD Recomendation for NAS - by kit1cat - 06-05-2020, 06:32 PM
RE: Silent HDD Recomendation for NAS - by Zinck84 - 06-08-2020, 11:47 PM
RE: Silent HDD Recomendation for NAS - by MikeyFresh - 06-10-2020, 04:00 AM
RE: Silent HDD Recomendation for NAS - by Zinck84 - 06-11-2020, 12:12 PM
RE: Silent HDD Recomendation for NAS - by vinnn - 06-11-2020, 05:03 PM

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