Question Quiet self powered external hard drive?

ithilien22

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I just built a new system that runs super quiet and it's just reinforcing how loud my 4TB WD My Book is, so I'm curious: is there such a thing as a quiet but still self powered external desktop hard drive in the 4TB+ range?

(The My Book is 5 years old now in case that's relevant. It's still a perfectly healthy drive, just loud and always has been.)
 

hang-the-9

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Aside from using an SSD for storage (which is silent past any fans that may be in an enclosure), you can also connect your drive to the router USB port and access the files that way. Most routers these days have a network storage option.
 

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