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Stretch Magic for suspending and silencing HDDs

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So I've been looking for ways to cut down on the noise, and stumbled across a thread about suspending hard drives inside 5.25" bays using stretchy material like the Antec 150.
OK Time for the finished pics!





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Just thought I'd share, maybe build my reps up, ya know?

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So how exactly did you go about doing this, and did it silence it that much?
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I havent done it yet. I got the idea from a silent computing forum. Everyone over there swears by it.
    
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That would work...a little time consuming...but then what else are you gooing to do all night? Knit?
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post #5 of 25
That looks like a really good idea as long as it doesn't dry out or stretch over time. Nice find.
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post #6 of 25
You can do it with high quality rubber bands, too.
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post #7 of 25
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You can do it with high quality rubber bands, too.
You would have to cut them in most cases to get them through the holes...
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post #8 of 25
Or you can tie or bind them together.
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post #9 of 25
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The reason to use this particular product is that unlike rubber bands and elastic, this stuff never dries up & cracks. That's what they say on the other forums at least. Can't wait to try myself.
    
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post #10 of 25
Is it just me, or from the pic, it seems that the drive isn't suspended at all. Or if it is, not by much (few mm)
    
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