While wating for my 2160 (still on the boat), i been checking some other stuff, one of those a media center because of comments from here, to sum it short those arent perfect by any means, and most are the same just with some different offerings like better remotes, some support inside drives, other have more connections, wifi etc, its a world on its own, that have consumed me for the past couple of weeks
. I went from checking external drives/enclosures to reaserching NAS and home servers, but one thing that im still researching are hard drives and while i was checking some, i found the following review HARD DRIVE ROUNDUP
, btw has 2 drives from recommend list of hard drives
Hitachi HDP725050GLA360 model is “hottest” model in this roundup and one of the noisiest.
Seagate ST3500418AS is fastest Seagate HDD in this review, but also fastest overall HDD judging only on HD Tune and HD Tach results.
Check Page 8
2nd chart (both on the recommend list)
HDP725050GLA360 --> 32C idle, 41C load
ST3500418AS ------> 31C idle, 33C load
While this might or not be accurate, or even if it is, might not matter for the case of magnovox as this are pure pc setups and workloads, and there are really good info wajo has posted from hitachi, like the google remarks, i might be worth still for someone considering upgrading hdd. As a side not the Segatte seems like a great drive, specially the load temps (kinda wierd), and performance seems to be really good, not sure why at the end they rated it mid table, even lower than hitatchi.
From that review... one drive caught my attention, and got lost again, one page leads to another suddenly im researching a totally new thing,
For the end there is Samsung HD502HI model. This hard drive is phenomenal when it comes to low noise levels, so it is best suited for those situations.
So i started seraching again... and found the another review SilentPCreview's Samsung F2 EcoGreen HD502HI: Silent 500GB 3.5" HDD
, power drawn is even lower than WD Green Caviars, 6.1W which is the same as the stock 160gb drive.
The power demands are lower than any drive tested in the past, not by some increment of a watt, but by some 1.5W at idle over its closest competitor.
This Samsung does not employ the "head park" feature which is a source of anxiety about possible early failure in the WD Green drives.
I might buy a couple to test, if i do, ill post how it does.