Decoupling/suspension (NoVibes) vs enclosure (Quiet Drive)

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Decoupling/suspension (NoVibes) vs enclosure (Quiet Drive)

Post by rpsgc » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:15 pm

Hi,

In your opinion, which would be the better choice?
  1. Decoupling/suspending the HDD in something like a NoVibes.
  2. Placing it inside an HDD enclosure, like a Scythe Quiet Drive.

For the record, I'm talking about a 7200rpm HDD.


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Re: Decoupling/suspension (NoVibes) vs enclosure (Quiet Driv

Post by CA_Steve » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:40 pm

Is your problem seek noise or coupled vibration? That will determine the correct solution.
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Re: Decoupling/suspension (NoVibes) vs enclosure (Quiet Driv

Post by xan_user » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:49 pm

im cheap. and not a fan of suspended drives. so i use option 3.

the foam packing that tower heat sinks come in, cut into 4 "U" channels that hold the drive in a 5.25 bay. airflow is as good as supended, but you can move/transport your rig without worrying about them.

Plus, its FREE and GREEN. :mrgreen:
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Re: Decoupling/suspension (NoVibes) vs enclosure (Quiet Driv

Post by rpsgc » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:42 am

CA_Steve wrote:Is your problem seek noise or coupled vibration? That will determine the correct solution.
Well, according to spcr, my HDD scores a 7 in the vibration department, so I suppose vibration shouldn't be an issue. Seek noise, however, is an issue as this revision lacks AAM. I could hear it seeking even when suspended in my old Solo.
xan_user wrote:im cheap. and not a fan of suspended drives. so i use option 3.

the foam packing that tower heat sinks come in, cut into 4 "U" channels that hold the drive in a 5.25 bay. airflow is as good as supended, but you can move/transport your rig without worrying about them.

Plus, its FREE and GREEN. :mrgreen:
Interdasting...

Do you have any pictures?
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Re: Decoupling/suspension (NoVibes) vs enclosure (Quiet Driv

Post by CA_Steve » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:17 pm

rpsgc wrote:Well, according to spcr, my HDD scores a 7 in the vibration department, so I suppose vibration shouldn't be an issue. Seek noise, however, is an issue as this revision lacks AAM. I could hear it seeking even when suspended in my old Solo.
Then you answered your question - enclose it.
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Re: Decoupling/suspension (NoVibes) vs enclosure (Quiet Driv

Post by xan_user » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:30 pm

rpsgc wrote:
Do you have any pictures?
I sure wish i did. be so much easier to understand... i dont have any builds with spinning discs anymore. shoot i dont even have any cases with 5.25 bays anymore... i may have to do a mock up for SPCR -when summers over and the golf clubs are in the closet. :wink:

same kind of idea, different implementation; viewtopic.php?f=15&t=16086
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