--note - moving this from Quiet, prebuild, and SFF as it seems a more appropriate forum. I'll close off the other thread.
There's no optical drive forum that I could see so here goes:
I want to use dampening panels to reduce as much as possible the noise from a slim optical drive. We're talking 2x blu-ray which I understand runs at about 10,000 rpm.
Does anyone have any experience with vibration and/or frequency spectrum of the generated noise? I am planning on putting panels that are, say, 1/4 inch, on the top and bottom of the drive before soft-mounting it to the frame.
If I know more details of the noise generated, I can more accurately pick a panel. I'm thinking in particular of vibration dampening pads such as http://polytechinc.com/products/damping.php
I might also combine it with a software to slow the drive, such as http://cdslow.webhost.ru/en/cdslow/
As all I need to do is read blu-rays, (not burn) I should be able to slow it down accordingly. Shouldn't 1x speed be enough?
Oh, and don't say it doesn't matter - this is the only part of the htpc that has moving parts, and the only part that makes any noise whatsoever.