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 Post subject: Alternative to Scythe QuietDrive
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:31 pm 
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Hello,

I recently bought a 4TB MyBook and i would like to use the internal HDD in my computer.
This hdd is noisy so i would like to use something like a QuietDrive :

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Unfortunatly this case is really hard to find, someone know any good alternative ?

Thanks in advance.

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 Post subject: Re: Alternative to Scythe QuietDrive
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:06 pm 
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There is an alternative from the confusingly named 'Grow Up Japan':
http://quietpc.co.uk/gup_japan

Have you identified whether the noise is from vibration or airborne? If it is vibration then you might find elastic suspension to be a better approach.

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 Post subject: Re: Alternative to Scythe QuietDrive
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:25 pm 
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I dont know from where but the HDD is all the time noisy, at idle or load.

These boxes are expensive, i found a French seller for the QuietDrive for 50€.

It will be better than nothing.

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 Post subject: Re: Alternative to Scythe QuietDrive
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:01 pm 
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justice99 wrote:
I dont know from where but the HDD is all the time noisy, at idle or load.

You could try taking the disk out of the enclosure and powering it up sitting on a piece of foam. Avoid electrical contact when doing this but it should allow you to see the effects of vibration. If it suddenly becomes very quiet then you've identified the noise as vibration.

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 Post subject: Re: Alternative to Scythe QuietDrive
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:03 am 
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I finally bought the Tuniq Sanctum :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835154004

Cheap and has good review, will see :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Alternative to Scythe QuietDrive
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:51 am 
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I have installed a 4TB ST4000DM000 into a Tuniq Sanctum, the temperature is really good, between 30 and 38 degres, really quiet, i'm really happy.

What i can hear is my 2TB WD Green, otherwise everything is fine !

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 Post subject: Re: Alternative to Scythe QuietDrive
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:56 am 
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Glad it worked out :)

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 Post subject: Re: Alternative to Scythe QuietDrive
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:23 pm 
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justice99 wrote:
I have installed a 4TB ST4000DM000 into a Tuniq Sanctum, the temperature is really good, between 30 and 38 degres, really quiet, i'm really happy.

What i can hear is my 2TB WD Green, otherwise everything is fine !


Just wondering, how it was without the enclosure? was it too noisy?

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 Post subject: Re: Alternative to Scythe QuietDrive
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 6:30 am 
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Abula wrote:
justice99 wrote:
I have installed a 4TB ST4000DM000 into a Tuniq Sanctum, the temperature is really good, between 30 and 38 degres, really quiet, i'm really happy.

What i can hear is my 2TB WD Green, otherwise everything is fine !


Just wondering, how it was without the enclosure? was it too noisy?


Hello, i dont know, i only tried it in a rack, and it was noisy like every hdd in a rack.

Since i find my 2tb noisy, i directly put the 4tb in the enclosure.

Regards.

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 Post subject: Re: Alternative to Scythe QuietDrive
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 7:54 pm 
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I was just wondering about this. My hard drive is annoying me as I write this, and it's not the vibration but the droning sound. Most of the DIY solutions seem to address vibration more than anything but it is a moot point as I'm a bit lazy and ultimately looking for something that I can buy that is "plug and play" and transferable from case case to case.

The Tuniq CR-SAN-BK is no longer available and the only place I can find the Smart Drive is Quietpcusa and it's $90, which I'd actually be willing to pay as it's such a niche product BUT it's the brokerage fees from the States that are the deal breaker.

Shame, seems like this type of product is just not profitable enough to stick around.

Anyone know of anything like the Tuniq or Smart Drive available in Canada? I even checked eBay and only expensive UK results. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative to Scythe QuietDrive
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 12:54 am 
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What about this model :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835199008

If your HDD is really noisy, buy a new one, that kind of product help, but wont do any miracle.

The next step is to put all my HDD into a NAS, and put the NAS outside of my room.

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