You guys remember the clicking grinding noise old computers made? The drive head seeking while writing/reading, I think. I'm thinking of building several small machines with old drives and running them headless as freenet nodes just to hear that soothing noise from my childhood.
How the fuck do I get a drive that sounds right? I think modern HDDs have some kind of mechanism to prevent this noise? Do I just need to track down specific old models, or is there a way to get any old HDD to do it? (Something to do with power management? Head parking? I've seen the term "acoustic management a few times...)
>>34155 Oh fuck, I hated that sound so much. I've been spoiled by my current rig where all I hear are my fans due to using an SSD and I'm considering getting a desktop drive external hard drive that I plug via USB and all that because getting 4-5 TB is pretty fucking cheap now.
I will admit, the 56k modem sound is a little nostalgic for me though.