... In fact, the vibration of this drive is often so low that we have to double-check that it's powered on when configuring it as - unlike 7200rpm drives - you often can't feel it spinning when you put your hand on it!
The seek noise is also very soft and quiet too, especially when "quiet" ... Read review
Low noise, very cool running, low vibration, reliability
not the biggest or cheapest drive you can buy
"In our experience (2 years supplying this drive for TiVo upgrades) this is the quietest, coolest and most reliable drive you can buy to upgrade your TiVo or Sky+
It is a 5400rpm drive (unlike most these days which are 7200rpm) and the reduced spindle speed means it generates less heat and therefore runs a lot cooler and with less vibration than 7200rpm drives. This means that your TiVo or Sky+ will run cooler - extending the life of the drive - ..."
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Manufacturer's product description
To store and play back the limitless amount of digital media content on the web, you need a drive that provides fast and reliable data transmission. From movies to music, SAMSUNG SpinPoint drive answers all your AV needs with a drive that is so quiet, you won't even know it is there.