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Hey! I know that it's more than likely been questioned once before but all I've read and tried hasn't worked so far.

Basically, I have a 1TB Hitachi DeskStar 7200RPM HDD in my rig, the problem is that it's rather noisy, I have it installed in a Jeantech Aqua case which has quick release clips. Today I removed the quick release clips that hold my HDD in place and screwed it in hoping it would cure the noise, well it has... a little, but the thing is when I put my side panel back on the noise got loud again, so I unscrewed it and used the quick release again and it's the same, loud with side panel, quiet with out it.

So before I ask for any ideas I would like to say that I don't want to keep the side panel off.

Soo, any ideas?

-Fri
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Maybe have a look at suspended mounts, that way the vibrations cant travel to the case.
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post #3 of 6
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Thats an idea right there, I would also like to add that the hard drive is 6 days old and was manufactured in april 2011, could it be a faulty drive? or just noisy?

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Thread Starter 

Never mind, just found this on YouTube,

basically what mine sounds like, this is the kind of insecurity you go through when using a laptop for 4 years then moving to a desktop because laptops suuuuck XD

Thanks for checking out my thread, and sorry for not looking before posting.

-Fri
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Sounds awful.
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post #6 of 6
I had a case that used to make crazy noises whenever the HDD did anything.

I suggest ~four pieces of electrical tape positioned on the case near where the side-panel slides in, providing a tighter vibration-free fit. (Might work, might not, but it's an easy thing to try.)
     
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