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Old 06-12-2008, 04:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So the Lian Li PC 65 case that I have has the hard drive mounted directly to metal causing a lot of noise throughout the entire case. What do you guys to do silence hard drive noise?
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i believe u can get rubber mounting accessories which absorb the vibrations also things like silicon covers.
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use rubber bands to suspend the drive...
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use rubber bands to suspend the drive...
If I move my computer around the drive will fall off. I was thinking about putting a piece of foam under neath the hard drive mount so its not touching any metal. And then securing the whole hard drive mount with zip ties or tough rubber bands. What do you guys think?
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Nexus Drive-A-Way HDD Silencer - Black
Nexus DiskTwin Hard Drive Noise Dampener - Black
Tuniq Sanctum Hard Drive Cooler & Silencer - Black
Revoltec Hard Drive Silencer
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there's a lot of things out there for this purpose. Check out newegg and that site above.
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If I move my computer around the drive will fall off. I was thinking about putting a piece of foam under neath the hard drive mount so its not touching any metal. And then securing the whole hard drive mount with zip ties or tough rubber bands. What do you guys think?
sounds alright to me, only one way to find out. zip ties are good to use for things like that.
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sounds alright to me, only one way to find out. zip ties are good to use for things like that.
Cool I am going to try it out. Would that foam contribute to any kind of static?
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So the Lian Li PC 65 case that I have has the hard drive mounted directly to metal causing a lot of noise throughout the entire case. What do you guys to do silence hard drive noise?
You can get little silencer washers to put underneath the screws...my Antec 900 came with a bunch
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Cool I am going to try it out. Would that foam contribute to any kind of static?
i doubt it, but as sora said those rubber washers sound good.
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