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Why is my HDD so loud? And how could i make it quieter as it is doing my nut in any solutions would be much appreciated cheers sk
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Why is my HDD so loud? And how could i make it quieter as it is doing my nut in any solutions would be much appreciated cheers sk

Has it always been as loud as it is? Mine is the same model and it's relatively quiet. Then again, it depends on what you mean by loud. Perhaps your model is defective. thumb.gif
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yeh it has been loud for as long as i can remember.i don't think it is defective but it is certainly an issue as when the HDD gets spinning its louder than all my components in my comp.

is there any way i could dampen the sound ?

i was thinking elastic bands as rubber washer's do you think that would help?
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post #4 of 14
A 7200.12 being loud? O_O

I have that exact same drive you do, and I can't hear it. Even better, when Windows shuts down my storage drive (a SpinPoint F3), my PC automatically becomes unhearable if it wasn't by the slight hum of the pump and the click from the Ultra Kazes.

Anyway, try using small silicone dabs on the mounts.

Yeah, rubber bands should do the trick. Preferably use those wider ones, the ones that come securing the chicken's feet, or the ones in the vegetables.
   
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I agree, try to make sure it's not your "cheapo" cases mounting first. Could just be the way it vibrates a poorly put together case. Maybe unmount it from your case while on and just hold it in your hand to see if it's still loud when not in contact with the case. If the noise goes away while in your hand you have your answer.
     
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Rubber bands will eventually wear out and break. I would recommend using thin, short bungee cords instead. This make a huge difference in hard drive vibration sounds. I've threaded these between the mounts of a 5.25 inch drive bay and suspended 3.5 inch hard drives with this method and have always been very pleased. Google "hard drive bungee" for inspiration.
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post #7 of 14
My HDD's make a loudish sound but I can't hear it because my fans are always on(all be it at a low RPM around 40%) but yh probably just you have sensitive hearing(like me) and can hear the hdd's when the fans are off or really low.
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post #8 of 14
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Rubber bands will eventually wear out and break. I would recommend using thin, short bungee cords instead. This make a huge difference in hard drive vibration sounds. I've threaded these between the mounts of a 5.25 inch drive bay and suspended 3.5 inch hard drives with this method and have always been very pleased. Google "hard drive bungee" for inspiration.

gunna try this out later as this is such an ingenious idea and it should work a treat

will post results later

cheers for the help
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i have my drives suspended and they are still loud. hope it works out for you
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post #10 of 14
i think all HDD are annoying at making noise. i never hear the RPM go crazy loud but i can hear all the other moving parts in it.
sounds like a dryer tumbling shoes.not as loud as that im just giving an example of what it sounds like. i want a SSD so i don't have to hear anything.
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