Scythe Quiet Drive, any vibrations?

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Scythe Quiet Drive, any vibrations?

Post by jaldridge6 » Sun May 13, 2007 2:27 pm

I've been using my own suspension system in an Antec 900 case and can say that without it the case is victim to quite a lot of harddrive vibration rattling. I have been interested in the Scythe Quiet Drive for a couple of days now but after reading some reviews, it's been said that it doesn't do a very good job with vibrations.... more so it silences seek noise and high pitches. If anyone is using this enclosure can you tell me your experiences with it and low frequency vibrations and/or rattling?

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Post by borc » Sun May 13, 2007 9:12 pm

It's true what they say. You have to soft mount the quiet drive to eliminate the vibrations. I think it actually might even amplify them. :?

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Post by jaldridge6 » Sun May 13, 2007 9:46 pm

fuck that. i hate low frequency case vibrations more than anything. I suppose its elastic bands or novibes for me ;)

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Post by Moogles » Sun May 13, 2007 11:37 pm

I have a Scythe SQD hardmounted in a TJ08. The vibration it causes is terrible. I'd place it inside the case. on the floor, if I had more space. It does a great job with the seeks though, and since I'm using a Raptor, I think overall it was worth it. Seeks are still very intrusive however. :( Definitely not the end-all solution I thought it was going to be.

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Post by jaldridge6 » Sun May 13, 2007 11:41 pm

jeepers!! novibes it is...

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Post by echn111 » Fri May 18, 2007 2:30 pm

It does a great job reducing other noise types. But it does let vibration noise through. Problem is the metal mounting system rubs against the metal case.
I'm fortunate my case if pretty sturdy but I occationaly hear the vibration noise and it can be annoying.

I'm going to try a Quiet Box which uses a rubber mounting solution. But I'm also on the market for any superior all-in-one solutions if anyone has a recommendation.

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Post by Alex » Sat May 19, 2007 5:53 am

Here is my experience with softmounting and a Scythe Quiet Drive just for you. :D
Here is my experience silencing a HDD (sorry no pics because have no camera).
This quote is from this post i have written about softmounting.

In short I agree with everybody replying here. :wink:

Hope this is useful for you.
/ Alexander

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Post by tawd1992 » Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:30 am

I just took my Scythe Quiet Drive out because I couldn't take the vibration noise anymore. It sounded almost like a bass drum, only very soft of course. With WinXP it wasn't as bad, but Vista is constantly accessing the drive making this bass noise all the time. I have an Antec P150 case & it was mounted in the 5-1/4" bay using the rails that come with the case. I'm not going to remove my pci cards to make room so I can set it on some foam on the bottom of the case. I'm regretting buying this now.

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Post by thejamppa » Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:20 am

Best solution is to use single platter 2,5" drive or see if you can suspend entire Scythe Quiet Drive ^^

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