I purchased a Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB drive for my media center htpc as it was recommended as a quiet drive. I have installed it and have found it to be no more quiet than my the Western Digital Caviear drive it replaced. I get the same "grinding" sound when it is presumably writng. Is there a setting to quiet these down, do I have a duff drive or are quiet drives not really quiet?
If it matters I am running in AHCI mode and it was a brand new but OEM drive purchased via ebuyer.