Advertisements i have a hitachi deskstar that is dead quiet. it was quiet coming out of the box, after using the hitachi acoustic management program, it's hard to hear it at all, unless you have your ear on the drive. personally, i couldn't care less about noisy drives. now that they are all FDB (fluid dynamic bearing) they don't make that annoying whining noise. as for the clicking noise when seeking...it doesn't bother me. my tivos are not in the room where i sleep. in the room, I also have my desktop computer and a mini fridge.