I've been over this thread more than once already, just ogling the great work you guys have done in your setups.
Until now, I've never been able to build a suspended drive setup (way too lazy on my gaming machine using a 320GB 321KJ Samsung drive - which btw has a PowerColor PCS+ HD4870 in it, so "low noise" is not really an option), but with the NAS I'm building things are looking brighter
So, after I get around silencing the stock Intel cooler of my E3200 Celly (great low power chip, btw, idle power draw with undervolting and IES enabled on my G31M-GS mobo is around 5W, and under 9W full blast), for which I'll be using a rubber-mounted 12cm PWM fan ducted to the CPU socket, where the stock Celeron heatsink will be changed to a stock E4300 heatsink (taller, with removable fan and copper core), I'll move to the HDDs.
The problem starts here. I'll be using a Nox Coolbay Basic case, so I'll have 9 5.25'' trays, and I'd like to be able to put 15 drives on those trays (I'll probably need to unbend some metal in the process, but we'll see). Every single one of them suspended, of course. AND I want to still be able to take drives out without having to dismantle the whole thing, the machine being a NAS and all... hehehe
I've seen some of your approaches, but the most I've seen is a 2-in-3 drive suspension, with a rather hard way of handling HDD changes...
So, what are your thoughts on the best way to decouple my HDDs? I was thinking somewhere along the lines of two or three rubber/elastic lines running over and under the HDDs, with rubber spacers (like aquarium hoses?) and indentations where hooks fitted to the HDD mounting holes would sit. No movement thanks to the indentations, no vibration thanks to the rubber and elastic parts.
Does this sound right? Also, could the elastics be changed to a custom-made, all-in-one (with pre-carved indentations) hard rubber cilinders, bolted/hooked to the rest of the case?