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novibes III > rubber round cord

Post by jaldridge6 » Thu May 17, 2007 3:26 pm

Hi, I just wanna let everyone know that I upgraded from a 1/8" rubber round cord HDD suspension system to a novibes III and it does a significantly better job of reducing harddrive vibration compared to the round cord. I am really surprised that the round cord transmitted vibrations like it did through the case. The novibes I would say does about a 95% reduction, where as the cord does 70% for vibrations.

Wow. Best $25 I ever spent. I'm using a 500GB Samsung drive.

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Post by jhhoffma » Thu May 17, 2007 4:54 pm

Sounds like you had your cords wound too tight... :P
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Post by klankymen » Thu May 17, 2007 5:26 pm

I dunno about that, FWIW the samsung hd501lj does pretty well on vibration, and has significant benefits to be found by dampening it....

but different hdds would require different methods I suppose
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Post by jaldridge6 » Thu May 17, 2007 5:55 pm

jhhoffma wrote:Sounds like you had your cords wound too tight... :P
yeah they were pretty tight actually, but oh well, I like my novibes just the same. =)

samsung hd501lj, good on vibration..... hrm, to me its a silent drive but vibrates very heavily. I think on the spcr review of the drive that was one of its cons. I personally find it offensive in a steel case.

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Post by alfred » Fri May 18, 2007 5:20 am

The SPCR article was about the T133; it's a totally different design. But yes, the T166 HD501LJ vibrates a lot, just like any T133 ;)

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