Seagate LP 5900rpm HDD's - Opinions?

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Thinking of ordering one of these in the 2Tb flavour to store my movies/music and stream them across the network.

I know these are energy efficient drives with low heat and sound output but how good are they?

Seagate is the only producer offering 5900rpm drives - is that a concern as its considered as non-standard or a good compromise?

Are these good enough for media storage where the files will be accessed alot?
 
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I always go for WD or Samsung....seagate gave me too much problem to stick with them. You can go for Hitachi 2TB 7200 RPM though...
 
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I bought the Seagate in the end as the Hitachi outputs 29dB of noise whereas the Seagate only does 23dB and is more efficient.
 
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How you finding it?

Haven't installed it yet. Received it today.

I'm waiting for my new Lian Li case to arrive from OCuk as im moving my existing set-up from my Akasa Eclipse as i've ran out of HDD space and needed something with more storage capacity. The Lian Li has 11 HDD bays so will do for life :D

I have had a 1.5Tb Seagate drive now for over a year and not had any problems with it so chose Seagate again.

Will post back how i get on.
 
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Installed it today and its been running for a few hours now.
Thoughts so far:

- Very very quiet. I thought my 1.5Tb Seagate was quiet but this is just not audible above system noise.

- Runs very cool. Currently at 31*C. Thats with 2x 140mm front case fans running at 600rpm blowing air over the HD cage in my Lian Li case.


I wanted a large but quiet HDD and I believe this HDD delivers. I had bought some bungee cord a week ago in preparation for this new HDD to suspend it in my case but ive changed my mind as its not even loud.

The case does a very good job of sound/vibration isolation!

PS. One thing I should point out is that these drives are not ubber fast. It is slower than my 1.5Tb Seagate 7200rpm when extracting and moving very large files. But im happy with that for the reasons i've stated above (i.e. it being used as a 2ndry drive used to store items)
 
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Sounds interesting...maybe I will wait for my Antec 1200 case to come, then I will buy one of these LP drive to check...
 
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