Samsung launches Silent and Speedy SpinPoint S166 Hard Disk Drive Series

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I just posted the article Samsung launches Silent and Speedy SpinPoint S166 Hard Disk Drive Series.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced its new SpinPoint S166 Series of ultra silent and high-speed hard disk drives. The 3.5” SpinPoint S166 hard drives are currently shipping in 80GB and…

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#2

Quieter is always appreciated. Thanks Samsung. :slight_smile:


#3

Interesting. HD321KJ (which is a part of T166 series) says 2.3bell for idle and 2.7bell for seek. Even if those numbers are for one single platter drive it’s already quieter than upcoming S166 with 2.4bell and 2.75bells. So I’m sort of bemused at this announcement why put out a drive that has has half the cache and is louder than existing drives, yet taunt it as the quiet solution for htpc/dvr?