posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 10:22 AM
I have 2, a nice quiet 80GB and a noisy 1TB... I have the operating system installed on the 80 and the TB one is for storage - the only reason I set
the TB to power down is simply the noise... I really doubt heat would be a factor for a HDD, the processor is the main source of heat.
So along with the AMD cool 'n' quiet my machine runs pretty quiet for something like browsing the web, as soon as anything more intensive happens it
can get pretty noisy and I really start to notice it - especially when the cool'n'queit keeps pulsing between 2 settings, that really bugs me!