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 Post subject: Decoupling/suspension (NoVibes) vs enclosure (Quiet Drive)
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:15 pm 
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Hi,

In your opinion, which would be the better choice?

  1. Decoupling/suspending the HDD in something like a NoVibes.
  2. Placing it inside an HDD enclosure, like a Scythe Quiet Drive.


For the record, I'm talking about a 7200rpm HDD.


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 Post subject: Re: Decoupling/suspension (NoVibes) vs enclosure (Quiet Driv
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:40 pm 
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Is your problem seek noise or coupled vibration? That will determine the correct solution.

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 Post subject: Re: Decoupling/suspension (NoVibes) vs enclosure (Quiet Driv
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:49 pm 
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im cheap. and not a fan of suspended drives. so i use option 3.

the foam packing that tower heat sinks come in, cut into 4 "U" channels that hold the drive in a 5.25 bay. airflow is as good as supended, but you can move/transport your rig without worrying about them.

Plus, its FREE and GREEN. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Decoupling/suspension (NoVibes) vs enclosure (Quiet Driv
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:42 am 
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CA_Steve wrote:
Is your problem seek noise or coupled vibration? That will determine the correct solution.


Well, according to spcr, my HDD scores a 7 in the vibration department, so I suppose vibration shouldn't be an issue. Seek noise, however, is an issue as this revision lacks AAM. I could hear it seeking even when suspended in my old Solo.

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im cheap. and not a fan of suspended drives. so i use option 3.

the foam packing that tower heat sinks come in, cut into 4 "U" channels that hold the drive in a 5.25 bay. airflow is as good as supended, but you can move/transport your rig without worrying about them.

Plus, its FREE and GREEN. :mrgreen:


Interdasting...

Do you have any pictures?

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 Post subject: Re: Decoupling/suspension (NoVibes) vs enclosure (Quiet Driv
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:17 pm 
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rpsgc wrote:
Well, according to spcr, my HDD scores a 7 in the vibration department, so I suppose vibration shouldn't be an issue. Seek noise, however, is an issue as this revision lacks AAM. I could hear it seeking even when suspended in my old Solo.

Then you answered your question - enclose it.

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 Post subject: Re: Decoupling/suspension (NoVibes) vs enclosure (Quiet Driv
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:30 pm 
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rpsgc wrote:

Do you have any pictures?

I sure wish i did. be so much easier to understand... i dont have any builds with spinning discs anymore. shoot i dont even have any cases with 5.25 bays anymore... i may have to do a mock up for SPCR -when summers over and the golf clubs are in the closet. :wink:

same kind of idea, different implementation; viewtopic.php?f=15&t=16086

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