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Need Some Opinions From Owners - WD Red & Seagate Barracuda

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Sound is a big concern. I heard the WD Red is quiet and good performance. I haven't heard any complaints about the Seagate SSHDs but would like to hear opinions from owners. I will have a SSD, so SSHD vs HDD is not a concern.

 

EDIT: I may not be able to fit a HDD silencer in my build.

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Simply put: WD Red is optimised for RAID and the Seagate is a regular hard drive with a SSD cache built in.

 

As long as you use the washers, it'll be pretty much silent.

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I have a Seagate Barracuda HDD and with the rubber anti-vibration washers it is completely silent, the only sound I could think of would be if it vibrated against your chassis, causing some noise.  

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I have read that the barracuda is not as noisy as the caviar blue, i have a normal barracuda and it is not that loud.

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They are both quiet drives, except during spin-up.

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Reds are very quiet. Red without rubber dampeners I can't hear, I have dampeners on my blacks and I can still hear them.

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