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My HD is loud, sometimes its not that bad but then sometimes its like I can't hear myself think, I like to watch movies on my PC and I can hear it in the background.

I know it's only my HD because I unplugged it and jumped my PSU. I've seen a few 3.5" to 5.25" silencer/enclosure kits but there like $25+, I really don't want to spend too much money.
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Some drives prefer soft mounts, is yours soft or solid mount?
    
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post #3 of 21
Crack the drive open and take out the platters.

Anyway is it soft or solid mounted?
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It's actually for my old rig's HD which is running caseless. I'm using one of my CM690's 3.5" mounts so I'll probably need soundproof material but I need it relatively cheap which probably doesn't help in my case.
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Originally Posted by f4t4l1ty View Post
I got 2 of those used off Ebay today for $7.97shipped. I'm definately not willing to spend more than $30.

This is what I was hoping for that you linked - http://www.xoxide.com/logisys-alumin...er-silver.html.
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So you're looking for a cheap one of these?

Give me a minute.

This is $19.99, but it's currently out of stock. Who knows, it may get back in stock in a day or two.

Edit2: Funny. Same website, same item, different name, different price. Link.
Edited by f4t4l1ty - 6/29/08 at 10:21pm
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Found these also,

http://www.directron.com/schdbox1000.html
http://www.directron.com/sch1000.html

Time to find some reviews if any.
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post #9 of 21
Maximum PC actually gives you a DIY remedy in their July issue. They suggest making your own rubber washers to dampen the sound.
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i saw a cool mod where you take like elastic bands and run them through the case over and under the HD, so it keeps it stable and it also makes it so the drive can wiggle if need be
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