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clicking, grinding or squealing - your hard drive may be failing.
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Originally Posted by Epitope View Post
I have two F3s and I can't hear either of them. But my FT02 is pretty good at damping sound and I installed extra sound damping foam on top of the foam that already came in the case. I've never tried listening with the side panel off.
What did you use for sound dampening foam?
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clicking, grinding or squealing - your hard drive may be failing.
I don't have an F3, but this ^^ is what I think also. If it were me, I would hope that maybe that's a normal sound for that drive, but at the same time, I'd make sure I have everything backed up.

Just my 2c worth...

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What did you use for sound dampening foam?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rstone%20sound

There are many other kinds out there too. I chose this kind because my Silverstone case already came with some surfaces covered with this foam. This stuff is thin and easy to work with. Just be careful when applying it. The adhesive is very strong. Once you stick it on something it is pretty much permanent. the foam is so soft you will just tear it to shreds if you try to pull it back off. Make sure you get it placed correctly the first time... I recommend cutting pieces of scrap cardboard to the shapes that you want. When you get the cardboard to the correct shape use it as a stencil and draw on the back of the foam. Then cut out the foam to that shape with scissors.

Also make sure you put the stencil down the correct way before you draw on the foam... I cut a few complex shapes exactly backwards. Really frustrating...

I ended up covering virtually any metal surface inside my case with the foam.
    
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For the performance you get from them, i wouldnt really make the noise a big issue.

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clicking, grinding or squealing - your hard drive may be failing.
Clicking is fine. The others are bad, very bad! My F4 clicks when it loads sectors etc.
Edited by Rowey - 7/22/11 at 3:48am
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Kinda happy I saw this thread. I have 2 Samsung F3R's and holy crap are they loud when accessing. So much so I thought that one of them was bad. Smart status says fine though. I figured it was because they are the Enterprise edition of the drives. I remember my old WD RE3 and RE4 drives were very loud as well.
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