Hard Drive Vibration Silencer

Enclosures and acoustic damping to help quiet them.

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Hard Drive Vibration Silencer

Post by Reyn » Thu May 12, 2005 2:12 am


I found this item.

What do you guys think?

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Post by m0002a » Thu May 12, 2005 11:16 am

Looks good if you have a 5.25" drive bay. CompuUSA and Nexus sell a similar item that includes a heatsink and rubber isolation combination.

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Post by Devonavar » Thu May 12, 2005 11:21 pm

Can't tell much from the picture; it depends on the softness of the rubber. I can't say that rubber looks particularly soft, but then I can't see much of it.

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Post by SomeGuy15 » Fri May 13, 2005 3:25 am

The rubber isn't particularly soft but its not hard either. I've got it on my old machine with a Deathstar 75GXP. I also wrapped three sides with a 6-8mm acoustic barrier (foam+dense barrier). The difference was day and night. Seek noises went from annoying loud to muffled. Even idle noise was lowered.

The only problem I've got is a significant increase in temperature. It hovers around 45 degrees if I access the disk a lot but thats still within spec.

Basically give it a go. At A$10 (or US$7.50), its not a lot of money.

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Post by Bolts » Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:01 am

Sorry to dig up this old thread but, do you think these would be better than elastic suspension?

I've currently got my drives suspended with a fairly dodgy DIY job and was wondering if this might be a better option cooling and sound-wise.

(I'm currently cooling the drives with a 12cm fan at 5V mounted in front of them. Idle at 35C and 37C and load in the low 40s.)

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Post by Tibors » Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:33 am

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Post by Bolts » Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:53 am

Right then. Thanks very much.

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