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 Post subject: How much of an impact on sound would a hotswap bay have?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:46 pm 
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I'm considering one of these:

http://store.antec.com/Product/accessor ... 752-9.aspx

I'm sure putting an open hole in the front of a case would have an impact on sound though! It would also let in dust. The sound effect might be mitigated somewhat with a closed, dampened door in front of it like the one on the Fractal Design R4.

Does anyone have experience with things like these? Is the impact on sound with a dampened door closed still all that substantial?

Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: How much of an impact on sound would a hotswap bay have?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:14 pm 
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If it's behind the R4's door, I don't you'll notice it. However, when in use, you'd have to keep the door open as a 2.5" HDD will stick out a bit. That'll be noisy. Go to ~ 5:30 in this video.

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 Post subject: Re: How much of an impact on sound would a hotswap bay have?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:10 am 
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CA_Steve wrote:
If it's behind the R4's door, I don't you'll notice it. However, when in use, you'd have to keep the door open as a 2.5" HDD will stick out a bit. That'll be noisy. Go to ~ 5:30 in this video.

I wouldn't mind keeping the door open and the temporary noise - it would be for weekly backups and only for about 20 minutes at a time. I could then do away with picky USB 3.0 controllers, slow USB 2.0 interfaces and all those cables...

Yet another computer toy to consider. :D

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 Post subject: Re: How much of an impact on sound would a hotswap bay have?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:51 pm 
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How about one of these hotswap bays, where the 3.5" drive is kept flush with the front of the case? :)

http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=305


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 Post subject: Re: How much of an impact on sound would a hotswap bay have?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:54 pm 
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flemeister wrote:
How about one of these hotswap bays, where the 3.5" drive is kept flush with the front of the case? :)

http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=305

Very nice...flush front, drive access light, no gaping hole, filtered air intake...thank you for the suggestion.


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 Post subject: Re: How much of an impact on sound would a hotswap bay have?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:09 pm 
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Never really tried a hotswapable hdd on my R4, but i do have a 2.5 7200rpm on the 5.25 bays and i cant hear it.

There was a guy that was building a very quiet PS07 which doesnt have a door on the top, he installed noise dampening all over the case, and at the end used a Icybox MB153SP-B "FatCage" 3 in 2 SATA Internal Backplane Module in 2x 5.25 bays, not sure how it turn out in hdd noise, but he defently builded for a very quiet setup.... again not sure how it ended on hdd noise. In case you are interested, ill leave you the link, Post 5265

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 Post subject: Re: How much of an impact on sound would a hotswap bay have?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:45 pm 
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You could also use one of these - they have 2.5 adapters as well for them. They don't stick out from the bays.

http://www.addonics.com/products/aesnmrs.php

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