Building a small HTPC for a friend and with passive cooling except for two Nexus 80 mm fans. We choose a 5400 2.5" drive but we realize that the case lacks HDD dampening and acoustics are really important.
Anyone got an idea for dampening the drive? Been considering soft silicone for normal use in bathrooms but none seems to have tried it before.
I would not bother really. My 2.5" WD Scorpio Blue in my Antec ISK-300 65 did not produce any vibration noise in the past 18 months. The fan that came with the case was to only annoying thing about the case... but my layaround 80mm Panaflo L1A's sorted that out