how do you tie the elastic for drive suspension ?

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how do you tie the elastic for drive suspension ?

Post by pitch » Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:51 am


tried to suspend my drive using flat wide elastics from a shop, but how do you go about securing the elastic before loading the hard drive ?

tried with an old knackered drive first but came across 2 problems.

1) elastic seemed to loosen up when the drive was added
2) The drive tended to lean from front/back and side/side.

what am i doing wrong as i want to do this to get it quiet but dont like the thought of killing my h/d cos it slips out of the elastic.

cheers, mark...........

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Post by Mr_Smartepants » Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:57 am

If your drive is flopping around in the elastic, then it's too loose or too stretchy.
You can double up or wrap the drive twice.

To secure, just tie a knot or use a stapler (worked for me.)
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Post by Mar. » Mon Jul 11, 2005 12:37 am

Try to anchor your suspension from two opposite sides, either on the top and bottom, or on the sides of the drive. This will keep it from flopping around too much. Also, make sure that there is enough tautness to keep it from moving too much in the other 4 directions, but not so tight that it transfers significant vibration to the case.

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