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Re: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:44 pm
by Derpington
I use Nexus DiskTwin. You basically move your HDD from the 3.5" to 5.25" drive bay and it's placed between these combo radiator / rubber dampener thingies. It's probably not as good as elastic suspension (I never tried) but compared to standard HDD mounting, the difference is clear.

Re: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:50 pm
by MikeC
Derpington wrote:I use Nexus DiskTwin. You basically move your HDD from the 3.5" to 5.25" drive bay and it's placed between these combo radiator / rubber dampener thingies. It's probably not as good as elastic suspension (I never tried) but compared to standard HDD mounting, the difference is clear.
You should try elastic suspension. No contest between that and the Nexus Disktwin, which we tried & rejected for a review. Admittedly, that was years ago when HDDs were noisier than they are today. Really depends a lot on the drive you're trying to silence -- the more noise (and more vibrations) it emits, the bigger the advantage of true mechanical decoupling, which is elastic suspension.

Re: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:59 am
by EXPERIMENTONGOD
After a lot of year wanting to try this I finally went to the sewing shop and got myself 1 meter of black elastic for 0,95€.

Man this solution works beautifully, I was so tired of the case vibration from my 7200 RPM HDD. I can't hear any low frequency hum anymore and when I touch the case it doesn't vibrate at all, just as described in the article.

Thanks MikeC ;).

Re: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:36 pm
by tbob22
I'm currently using the suspension method with some simple stretch cords. Cleans up the case a bit too :).
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Has anyone tried this?
http://www.moddiy.com/products/CoolFram ... acket.html
It looks a bit different than the other types as the rubber mounts are much taller.

Re: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked

Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:07 pm
by xan_user
tbob22 wrote:

Has anyone tried this?
http://www.moddiy.com/products/CoolFram ... acket.html
It looks a bit different than the other types as the rubber mounts are much taller.

lol. looks like they isolated the HDD, but then mounted the fan directly to the metal. :roll:

looks promising without the fan tho...

Worked like a charm!

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:22 pm
by Orof
iv'e used the Soft foam under HDD on floor of case method.

i have a HD103SJ samsung HDD that has an insane amount of vibration (using a Nanoxia DS2 with rubber grommets)

i coulde have lived with that fact, but the problem was, that any other HDD drive that is not of the same model, would have caused a humming noise in waves.

even 2 computers 2 meteres apart would have caused this problem, if they had different models.

i almost bought the supplies for the rubber mounting, but then i found that this methood might work, so i took some foam from my old 7870XT box

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no vibration for me :mrgreen:

Thank you very much! any questions are welcome

Re: Worked like a charm!

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:30 pm
by tbob22
Orof wrote:iv'e used the Soft foam under HDD on floor of case method.
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That works :D. How are temps using that method?

I decided to switch from suspension to the mounts I had mentioned before but on ebay, they took a month to arrive, but the price was very good ($25 for four).

Very impressed so far, temps haven't changed at all, drives are still sitting at 32-36c depending on load, but I do have a fan on the other side of the drives that pulls air through the case. These WD Black's are not cool drives, and are not quiet, which is why I went with suspension in the first place. Zero vibration throughout the case, I had a slight vibration when using the suspension on the upper drives but that is gone.

Before and after photos:
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The DIY suspension has served me well, these drives have been suspended for three years and now have upwards of 40,000 hours on them and 20tb of writes (in use since 2009). But an off the shelf solution makes it much easier to swap drives if needed, and makes for a good solution for future builds. The no-vibes would be good as well, but they are very hard to find and cost much more.

Re: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:21 am
by NigelC
Hi Orof - I also have a Samsung HD103SJ which is very noisy. I like your simple solution. One question - with the drive just resting on the foam is there anything else holding the drive in place or is it just effectively loose? I assume it is but just wanted to check. Thanks Nigel

Re: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:28 am
by quest_for_silence
NigelC wrote:One question... I assume it is but just wanted to check.
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=128027

Re: Worked like a charm!

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:49 am
by Orof
tbob22 wrote:
Orof wrote:iv'e used the Soft foam under HDD on floor of case method.
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That works :D. How are temps using that method?
temps never exceed 36c. now i have 2 drives mounted this way
NigelC wrote:Hi Orof - I also have a Samsung HD103SJ which is very noisy. I like your simple solution. One question - with the drive just resting on the foam is there anything else holding the drive in place or is it just effectively loose? I assume it is but just wanted to check. Thanks Nigel
first, they were loose. now after installing a second toshiba drive, iv'e inserted a small object to push the Samsung drive onto the foam - to eliminate the vibration between the 2 drives completely.
quest_for_silence wrote:
NigelC wrote:One question... I assume it is but just wanted to check.
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=128027
still here :) this forum helped me alot. i also have some elastic cord, and if i ever need - i will sure try this mod aswell.

Re: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:10 pm
by Zier08
Help! I bought Seagate hd. How can I silence it?

Re: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:10 am
by NeilBlanchard
Welcome to SPCR,
Zier08 wrote:Help! I bought Seagate hd. How can I silence it?
You can learn a lot by reading this very thread. :wink:

Re: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:17 am
by Zier08
Ok ... The fact is that the last message dates back to 2016! :D

Re: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:48 am
by CA_Steve
Welcome to SPCR. While there may not be recent activity on the thread, the methods still apply.

Re: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:48 am
by Zier08
Thanks to welcome!

Re: Worked like a charm!

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:01 pm
by developer1
tbob22 wrote:
Orof wrote:iv'e used the Soft foam under HDD on floor of case method.
...
That works :D. How are temps using that method?

I decided to switch from suspension to the mounts I had mentioned before but on ebay, they took a month to arrive, but the price was very good ($25 for four).

Very impressed so far, temps haven't changed at all, drives are still sitting at 32-36c depending on load, but I do have a fan on the other side of the drives that pulls air through the case. These WD Black's are not cool drives, and are not quiet, which is why I went with suspension in the first place. Zero vibration throughout the case, I had a slight vibration when using the suspension on the upper drives but that is gone.

Before and after photos:
Image Image

The DIY suspension has served me well, these drives have been suspended for three years and now have upwards of 40,000 hours on them and 20tb of writes (in use since 2009). But an off the shelf solution makes it much easier to swap drives if needed, and makes for a good solution for future builds. The no-vibes would be good as well, but they are very hard to find and cost much more.
I had never heard about those. I'm willing to try them on my WD Red on my Fractal Define R5 Case.

Do you think this is woudl be the same as yours? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Quality-3-5-to ... Sw~OdVa8wC ($5.36 each sounds good)

And judging by your experience with these. Do you feel these are going to fit on Fractal R5 optical drive cage? http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1422-page2.html
The last question is because I've read reviews on similar drive cages stating the cage holes were misplaced.

Congrats on your setup!