# Monday, 19 June 2006

WesterndigitalI’ve been swearing to the Samsung Spinpoint P120 drives for very quiet PCs in the past but have been frustrated with the low max capacity of the drive (250GB). Now it seems I’ve found a great alternative in the Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB.

SilentPCReview basically says that this drive is the quietest of all desktop drives available today, it even comes close to the good old Seagate Baracuda IV which has been reigning king forever. I know it’s bad form but I couldn’t resist taking this snip,

For once, a hard drive has lived up to its marketing claims. The 500 GB Caviar SE16 is the quietest 3.5" desktop drive that we know of on the market today. Not only is it quieter than all of the other high capacity drives that we've looked at, it also beats the Samsung Spinpoint P80 and gives the venerable Barracuda IV a run for the money. These are old drives with fewer platters that have less than one sixth the capacity of the new Western Digital.

Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB: Big Low-Noise Champ?

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