Silencing hard drives, optical drives and other storage devices
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Man, WTF is up with these drives?
Had 2 now, a 160HDJJ and now a 501LJ
I have an antec P182.
All was well for a while in its upper HD bay untill I needed to install a fan there to cool a GFX card.
Moved it to the bottom cage and it was really vibrating and noiser on seeks and writes.
Ok I thought, I'll get a smart drive.
Cured the seek noise (sometimes), but it seems to chatter in this enclosure.
Mounted that in the 5.25 bay, and the resonance was diving me nuts. Not so much sitting next to it, but when I was downstairs (I have wooden floors) it was making the whole place hummmmmmmmmmm.
Pissed off with this that so I've placed it on some foam in the bootom of the case. Boom, vibration gone, but the chatter is back.
It's lie the slightest movement on these drives can knock something outta whack. i dont know.
So... what is the best drive at the mo for vibration? The WD 750's with there Vibration sensor malarky.
Should I wait for SSD to come down in price?
Anyone like the noisevibes setup?
You just can't bloddy win can you?