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Accoustical Management Success! (Maxtor)

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I just wanted to let everyone know, I was racking my brain over which hard drive to buy for my new Tivo HD when it dawned on me, I have a (secondary) 500 gigabyte Maxtor drive in my computer.

The reason I never used it in my old HTPC was because it's LOUD. When it seeks I swear my entire PC case vibrates, it's just so loud.

So I read these forums and found the Hitatchi accoustical management tool.

I tried it out, and when setting down from 255 to 253 or lower, the drive instantly went silent.

I can't hear a seek now unless I open the PC case and put my ear to the drive itself.

*** This drive went from the loudest drive I've ever heard, to the quietest I've ever "not" heard. ***

So I did a full mfscopy and popped it in my new Tivo HD and it works great.

So, just to let anyone out there know who might have a LOUD drive they are not considering, try out the Hitatchi tool on it, it just might silence it and make it usable for your Tivo HD/S3.
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