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 Post subject: Silence my WD Reds
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:16 am 
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Hi, this is my first post.

I love tinkering with my computer and I have rather strange tastes that I'm willing to pay to satisfy. My current mission is to have a very quiet deskptop that I also use as a server. I don't want to NAS because I want it all in one clean box.

My specs are Define r4 case, fanless CPU heat sinks, fanless PSU, ASUS GTX 660, 1 SSD, and 3 WD REDS. I like to have my case up on the my desk. Right now the only noticeable sound are my HHDs. I'd like to quiet them down.

I built this 4 sided box enclosure that I put on top of my lower HDD cage. It works a little, but not much. I'm looking into http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... u=S23-1082 cause they would fit my budget.

Some things I'm considering

1) 2 Silenx LXHDSS in my optical cages, 1 Silenx LXHDSSjust sitting on the floor of my case

2) 3 Silenx LXHDSS all stacked on top of each of there with silencing foam in between.

3) Some other option that you guys can teach me about.

Thanks so much.


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 Post subject: Re: Silence my WD Reds
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:42 pm 
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Have you thought of a custom made suspension system to hang your drives in spare 5.25" bays? This works very well for removing vibration which is the majority of modern hard disk noise. A good cheap material to use is sewing elastic and if you're clever with a couple of screws and some knots you can hang them in most cases without modification.

Here's a gallery of different implementations to give you ideas:
viewtopic.php?t=19147

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 Post subject: Re: Silence my WD Reds
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:40 pm 
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HDD enclosures can help reduce seek noise and suspension helps to remove vibration noise. Which problem(s) do you have?

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