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    I'm sure some or most of you have had a noisy HD before, for me, it is the 30gb in my sig. Well what I wanna know is how you've managed to silence them yet still keep them cool.
    After my overclock, I am working towards a now almost silent system, yet my little HD is intent on making a lot of noise.
    I was thinking maybe encasing it in foam, but then thought that would most likley also keep the heat in causing the drive to overheat, any of you have a working method of silencing a HD??
    other then :music1: ......
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    if you are able to , enable smartdrive in the bios

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    I have my HDD mounted on the case floor using rubber isolating feet.
    It sits right in front of the 120mm intake fan on the front wall and has a heatpipe cooler attached.

    For all intents and purposes it is totaly silent.

    wish I had a Seagate...they are much less intrusive than my WD...
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    Originally posted by clocker@26 April 2004 - 11:49
    K,

    I have my HDD mounted on the case floor using rubber isolating feet.
    It sits right in front of the 120mm intake fan on the front wall and has a heatpipe cooler attached.

    For all intents and purposes it is totaly silent.

    wish I had a Seagate...they are much less intrusive than my WD...
    hmm, I could manage something like that...
    What if part of the noise is the disk spinning inside, not just the vibration?
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    Originally posted by kaiweiler+26 April 2004 - 14:34--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (kaiweiler @ 26 April 2004 - 14:34)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-clocker@26 April 2004 - 11:49
    K,

    I have my HDD mounted on the case floor using rubber isolating feet.
    It sits right in front of the 120mm intake fan on the front wall and has a heatpipe cooler attached.

    For all intents and purposes it is totaly silent.

    wish I had a Seagate...they are much less intrusive than my WD...
    hmm, I could manage something like that...
    What if part of the noise is the disk spinning inside, not just the vibration? [/b][/quote]
    lets teach u something:

    sound is vibration. anything that can dampen vibration effectively dampens noise to an extent.

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    Originally posted by atiVidia@26 April 2004 - 16:09
    lets teach u something:

    sound is vibration. anything that can dampen vibration effectively dampens noise to an extent.
    I know that you fool
    TO AN EXTENT, there will still be that small whiring of the spinning disk, that is mostly what I want to eliminate, that&#39;s why I suggested coating it in foam, but finding someway to let heat escape...
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    Originally posted by kaiweiler+26 April 2004 - 15:20--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (kaiweiler @ 26 April 2004 - 15:20)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-atiVidia@26 April 2004 - 16:09
    lets teach u something:

    sound is vibration. anything that can dampen vibration effectively dampens noise to an extent.
    I know that you fool
    TO AN EXTENT, there will still be that small whiring of the spinning disk, that is mostly what I want to eliminate, that&#39;s why I suggested coating it in foam, but finding someway to let heat escape... [/b][/quote]
    rofl again, that whirling will prolly be under 20db (with adequete vibrtion absorbtion)

    at which point u dont need to worry: 20db is the average ambient room noise

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    Originally posted by atiVidia@26 April 2004 - 16:25
    rofl again, that whirling will prolly be under 20db (with adequete vibrtion absorbtion)

    at which point u dont need to worry: 20db is the average ambient room noise
    not on an old Quantum fireball HD, it certainly isn&#39;t under 20dBA
    on startup it spins like a bastard and is quite noisy
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    Originally posted by kaiweiler+26 April 2004 - 15:29--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (kaiweiler @ 26 April 2004 - 15:29)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-atiVidia@26 April 2004 - 16:25
    rofl again, that whirling will prolly be under 20db (with adequete vibrtion absorbtion)

    at which point u dont need to worry: 20db is the average ambient room noise
    not on an old Quantum fireball HD, it certainly isn&#39;t under 20dBA
    on startup it spins like a bastard and is quite noisy [/b][/quote]
    d00d read the full post&#33;

  10. Software & Hardware   -   #10
    Originally posted by atiVidia+26 April 2004 - 16:32--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (atiVidia @ 26 April 2004 - 16:32)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
    Originally posted by kaiweiler@26 April 2004 - 15:29
    <!--QuoteBegin-atiVidia
    @26 April 2004 - 16:25
    rofl again, that whirling will prolly be under 20db (with adequete vibrtion absorbtion)

    at which point u dont need to worry: 20db is the average ambient room noise

    not on an old Quantum fireball HD, it certainly isn&#39;t under 20dBA
    on startup it spins like a bastard and is quite noisy
    d00d read the full post&#33; [/b][/quote]

    Sorry my bad&#33;
    think I&#39;ll try the rubber feet and set it on the bottom of my case and se if it changes any
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