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Old 6th January, 2006, 02:32 PM
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Loud isnt the issue to be honest. I can handle the sound of a car engine, despite it being loud. And I can handle my air conditioner despite it being loud.

This is the most annoying pitch that just keeps you awake and makes the blood vessels in your forehead throb. Then when it works, it makes this scratching noise, like a rat ripping up carpet. Its hard to explain until you have spend the night in the same room as one.

The 74s are somewhat more refined, but still loud and annoying. Its like 30% better. But to put that in comparison, its like saying Robert Mugabe is 30% less evil than Fidel Castro.

The 36s are too small to be even remotely practical, closer in speed to a high quality 7200RPM drive in speed than to the 74GB Raptors, and can bring the most sane of people to take a cordless drill to their skulls given a long enough time frame.

I know the 74s are a bit better, and I have not personally had a 74 or 150, but this 36 really is that bad, and worse.
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