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

@ 2006/06/18
The search for a quiet high capacity hard drive continues with the WD 500GB Caviar SE16. SPCR's favorite drives are rapidly disappearing as the Samsung Spinpoint P80 and the Seagate Barracuda IV fade further into history; the market has long since moved on from our single-platter 40GB and 80 GB favorites. So far, no high capacity >250GB drives have lived up to SPCR's tough noise standards; could this WD be the one?
Comment from Rutar @ 2006/06/18
oh my god

*passes out reading conlcusion*
Comment from jmke @ 2006/06/18
Noise generation aside, that secure SATA connector looks like a winner, I have SATA cables come loose one too many times now;

 

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