Patent Number: 7,088,542

Title: Computer system and method to control noise of a hard disk drive

Abstract: A computer system including a computer main body provided with a hard disk drive (HDD) to retrieve/store data and an HDD driver to drive the hard disk drive to rotate at a predetermined rotational speed, further including a lower noise mode selection part allowing a user to select one between a normal mode and a lower noise mode; and a controller to control the HDD driver to drive the hard disk drive to rotate at a maximum speed when the normal mode is selected and at a minimum speed when the lower noise mode is selected. With this configuration, the present invention provides a computer system and a control method thereof, in which a hard disk drive can be set to a lower noise mode by a user.

Inventors: Kang; Eun-jin (Suwon, KR)

Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G11B 19/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018