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Iain Shaw
2004-12-07, 11:27
I had a look back through the archives but couldn't find anything.
Could an owner of one of these things give me a view on how quiet /
noisy they are?
thanka

Jack Coates
2004-12-07, 11:59
Iain Shaw wrote:
> I had a look back through the archives but couldn't find anything. Could
> an owner of one of these things give me a view on how quiet / noisy they
> are?
> thanka
>

I have a 7200 rpm full height USB2 160GB disk. I can hear it if I listen
for it, but it's quieter than the internal drive in my laptop. It's also
very fast. I use it to run VMWare images, and I get speeds comparable
with running the software I'm demo-ing on a real server.

--
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Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!

reefman@mac.com
2004-12-07, 12:09
I have a LaCie Ethernet disk. It is much more noisy than most pc's -- Up there with my G5 with the fans on around 65%. Not something that you want laying around your living room. A closet is the spot for these things -- at least the LaCie.






On Tuesday, December 07, 2004, at 10:37AM, Iain Shaw <iain (AT) nqube (DOT) com> wrote:

>I had a look back through the archives but couldn't find anything.
>Could an owner of one of these things give me a view on how quiet /
>noisy they are?
>thanka
>
>

Kevin Murphy
2004-12-07, 13:55
Thankfully, since it's an ethernet disk, location isn't nearly as
important as it would otherwise be. This is assuming of course, that
you have some sort of Ethernet infrastructure in place already.

--Kevin

reefman (AT) mac (DOT) com wrote:
> I have a LaCie Ethernet disk. It is much more noisy than most pc's -- Up there with my G5 with the fans on around 65%. Not something that you want laying around your living room. A closet is the spot for these things -- at least the LaCie.

Iain Shaw
2004-12-07, 14:30
It's going into a cellar.....well it is now, based on this.

I've got a good ethernet infrastructure in place but I was going to
stick it into a nearby office. Thanks all, invaluable as ever

Kevin Murphy wrote:
> Thankfully, since it's an ethernet disk, location isn't nearly as
> important as it would otherwise be. This is assuming of course, that
> you have some sort of Ethernet infrastructure in place already.
>
> --Kevin
>
> reefman (AT) mac (DOT) com wrote:
>
>> I have a LaCie Ethernet disk. It is much more noisy than most pc's --
>> Up there with my G5 with the fans on around 65%. Not something that
>> you want laying around your living room. A closet is the spot for
>> these things -- at least the LaCie.