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 Post subject: External USB 3.0 HDD enclosure with elastic suspension
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:01 am 
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Hi guys

I live in a single room apartment, where I have a silent (no-fan) Intel NUC (in a passive Akasa Tesla H case) that's always running. Doesn't make a noise and I'm very happy with it.

I would, however, very much like to add a few terabytes of storage to that. The external Seagate HDD I have makes way too much noise, so I'm looking for an external HDD enclosure -- preferably with an USB 3.0 interface -- with elastic suspension.

Has anyone come across such a thing?


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 Post subject: Re: External USB 3.0 HDD enclosure with elastic suspension
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:50 am 
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Normal external drive on a brick of foam? :) Don't think you will find an external enclosure with any meaningful internal suspension.

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 Post subject: Re: External USB 3.0 HDD enclosure with elastic suspension
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:59 am 
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Yeah, Google certainly isn't coming up with anything useful.

I've ordered one of these: Image
http://www.acousticpc.com/silex_acousti ... osure.html

They're pretty cheap, so I figure it can't hurt to try it out. I'll report back on the noise level (if I remember).

I recalled that my NUC has an extra SATA port that I can use for the drive, so I won't need the USB 3.0 interface after all.


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