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    All the time my case vibrates and the noise is startin to piss me off. I know cause of the harddrive but i dont know what I can do to stop it. Heres a diagram of the inside of my case. Its in a metal box inside the case that removeable from the front of the case, The floppy is also in there.

    Last edited by S!X; 03-20-2005 at 09:12 AM.

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    Try some foam between the cage and the drive. If there isn't room even a sheet of paper folded a few times can make a big difference. If the cage itself is removable do the same with that.

    However, hard drives have to be very accurately balanced, it is much more likely that one of your fans (hdd cooler perhaps?) is actually the cause. Try the same thing with your fans and PSU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynx
    Try some foam between the cage and the drive. If there isn't room even a sheet of paper folded a few times can make a big difference. If the cage itself is removable do the same with that.

    However, hard drives have to be very accurately balanced, it is much more likely that one of your fans (hdd cooler perhaps?) is actually the cause. Try the same thing with your fans and PSU.
    Its my HD im shure of it. Ill try the foam if i can find some

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    What kind of HDD are we talking about here?
    I'm betting Maxtor...
    Does your case physically vibrate or are we just talking seek/spin noise?

    If your HDD shakes and rattles to the point that it annoys you maybe it's time for a new drive.
    hint*Seagate*hint
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    Are Seagate better than Western Digital?

    After having problems with Maxtor I've been using WD for the last 3 years and they haven't let me down

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    Seagate's are decidedly quieter than the other major brands and offer a 5 year warrantee.
    Those two things alone make it the HDD of choice for me.
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    Seagate all the way for me too, they are extremly quiet.
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    Its a Western Digital. And yes when i touch the case it physically vibrates like a mofo... I dont have any foam on hand
    Last edited by S!X; 03-20-2005 at 10:18 PM.

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    I have the same cage thingy as you, try untightning the screws slightly, also turn the pc on with the side of yoru case off and find the exact part of the hard drive or cage/holder that is making the noise.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park
    Its a Western Digital. And yes when i touch the case it physically vibrates like a mofo... I dont have any foam on hand
    LOL!

    the HDD is wanking off!!!111eleven111

    Solution:
    take all porn off the hdd..

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