Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Hard Drive Noises?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Hard Drive Noises?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hey I'm wondering if its the hard drive making them noises, really annoying ones! like a grr grr grr kinda grindy noises....ok i can't do the noise over the net but lol is it the hard drive (by the way it's always done this noise and its not immensely loud!) Well if it is this then what would be a nice noise level in db's? its just I'm building a comp in me room and i wouldn't have this comp that I'm on now (in a different room) in my room if my life depended on it lol! its far to noisy, that noise would actually drive me insane, no I'm not exaggerating!
Could anyone tell me what would be a ok sound level in db's for a HDD and what would be quite and what wouldn't?
Thanks a lot!

-Sin100
Chris-PC
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-920 Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R HIS R9 280X IceQ X2 Turbo OC 6GB DDR3 SuperTalent 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 250GB EVO SSD (Internal) 2TB WD Black HDD (Internal) 4TB WD My Book HDD (External) LG 18X DVD-RW 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Antec TruQuiet 140mm (X5) Antec TruQuiet 120mm (X2) Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 23" Samsung 2333HD 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II XFX Pro 650W Core Edition Corsair Carbide 300R Logitech MX518 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
SteelSeries QcK+ (XL) Epiphany Acoustics EHP-02 AMP + DAC Audio-Technica ATH-M50X 
  hide details  
Reply
Chris-PC
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-920 Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R HIS R9 280X IceQ X2 Turbo OC 6GB DDR3 SuperTalent 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 250GB EVO SSD (Internal) 2TB WD Black HDD (Internal) 4TB WD My Book HDD (External) LG 18X DVD-RW 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Antec TruQuiet 140mm (X5) Antec TruQuiet 120mm (X2) Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 23" Samsung 2333HD 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II XFX Pro 650W Core Edition Corsair Carbide 300R Logitech MX518 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
SteelSeries QcK+ (XL) Epiphany Acoustics EHP-02 AMP + DAC Audio-Technica ATH-M50X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 9
That happened to me and it was a sign of my hd dying.... try restarting your comp...
FX-57 Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon64 FX-57 DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI-DR EVGA 7950GX2 OCZ 2x1 GB 2-3-2-5 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
74GB Raptor Windows Vista Ultimate Acer AL2216W 22" Widescreen Saitek Eclipse (Blue) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
680W Aspire Thermaltake Armor Logitech G5 Icemat v2 
  hide details  
Reply
FX-57 Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon64 FX-57 DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI-DR EVGA 7950GX2 OCZ 2x1 GB 2-3-2-5 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
74GB Raptor Windows Vista Ultimate Acer AL2216W 22" Widescreen Saitek Eclipse (Blue) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
680W Aspire Thermaltake Armor Logitech G5 Icemat v2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 9
This is an older 40 gb drive right. Slow and noisy but works fine. Now you are building a box on a budget and are recycling parts from your old system. Well you have a coupple of options. 1. Go get a styrafoam block and cut it in half dig out a area for your drive and put it in it. Put it on the case floor. 2, go out and buy a new drive they are much quieter than that drive you have.

My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Pentium 4 630 EVGA NF51-AX NF4SLI 775 XP PRO EL Cheep o Dell 
PowerCaseMouse
Logisys 500 Watt Logisys CS888CL Clear EL Cheepo 800dpi optical 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Pentium 4 630 EVGA NF51-AX NF4SLI 775 XP PRO EL Cheep o Dell 
PowerCaseMouse
Logisys 500 Watt Logisys CS888CL Clear EL Cheepo 800dpi optical 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 9
What you hear is absolutely normal!!

It is the mecanical parts of the disc, moving to diferent places for read/write. The vibrations is enhanced via the PC case. Some cases do it more than others. All discs do it, but again, some more than others.

A simple way to solve the problem: Suspend your HD in some kind of rubber mounting. Rubberbands doo just fine, but more elaborat and nicer looking solutions is on the market. It will take all the anoying knitering noice

Othervise, if you are looking for a new disc. Everything under or around 30db is very fine.

Oh and by the way. NEWER cover your drive in anything. Not foam or anything else. It can not get rid of the heat, and it will most likely fail on you. Most drives that die before being worn out, die due to heat.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
P4 640 3.2GHz @ 3.85GHz Asus P5WD2-E PREMIUM XP/SP2 19" AOC 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech 450w, papst modified Who gives a ****? Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
P4 640 3.2GHz @ 3.85GHz Asus P5WD2-E PREMIUM XP/SP2 19" AOC 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech 450w, papst modified Who gives a ****? Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
This is an older 40 gb drive right. Slow and noisy but works fine.
yea!

Quote:
A simple way to solve the problem: Suspend your HD in some kind of rubber mounting. Rubberbands doo just fine, but mere elaboat and nicer looking solutions is on the market. It will take all the anoying knitering noice
..simple? well i didn't really get it?! but thanks...

Quote:
Everything under or around 30db is very fine
Thanks a lot

Cheers for the posts guys..
Chris-PC
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-920 Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R HIS R9 280X IceQ X2 Turbo OC 6GB DDR3 SuperTalent 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 250GB EVO SSD (Internal) 2TB WD Black HDD (Internal) 4TB WD My Book HDD (External) LG 18X DVD-RW 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Antec TruQuiet 140mm (X5) Antec TruQuiet 120mm (X2) Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 23" Samsung 2333HD 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II XFX Pro 650W Core Edition Corsair Carbide 300R Logitech MX518 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
SteelSeries QcK+ (XL) Epiphany Acoustics EHP-02 AMP + DAC Audio-Technica ATH-M50X 
  hide details  
Reply
Chris-PC
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-920 Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R HIS R9 280X IceQ X2 Turbo OC 6GB DDR3 SuperTalent 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 250GB EVO SSD (Internal) 2TB WD Black HDD (Internal) 4TB WD My Book HDD (External) LG 18X DVD-RW 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Antec TruQuiet 140mm (X5) Antec TruQuiet 120mm (X2) Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 23" Samsung 2333HD 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II XFX Pro 650W Core Edition Corsair Carbide 300R Logitech MX518 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
SteelSeries QcK+ (XL) Epiphany Acoustics EHP-02 AMP + DAC Audio-Technica ATH-M50X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 9
You make the HD "float" in a couple of rubberbands. So that it does not touch any metal. That way the wibrations cant be transfered to the case. It will take 90 or so% of the noise.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
P4 640 3.2GHz @ 3.85GHz Asus P5WD2-E PREMIUM XP/SP2 19" AOC 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech 450w, papst modified Who gives a ****? Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
P4 640 3.2GHz @ 3.85GHz Asus P5WD2-E PREMIUM XP/SP2 19" AOC 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech 450w, papst modified Who gives a ****? Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skipper
You make the HD "float" in a couple of rubber bands. So that it does not touch any metal. That way the vibrations cant be transferred to the case. It will take 90 or so% of the noise.
Nice idea mate! if i have room in the case then i will definitely do that cheers
Chris-PC
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-920 Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R HIS R9 280X IceQ X2 Turbo OC 6GB DDR3 SuperTalent 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 250GB EVO SSD (Internal) 2TB WD Black HDD (Internal) 4TB WD My Book HDD (External) LG 18X DVD-RW 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Antec TruQuiet 140mm (X5) Antec TruQuiet 120mm (X2) Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 23" Samsung 2333HD 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II XFX Pro 650W Core Edition Corsair Carbide 300R Logitech MX518 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
SteelSeries QcK+ (XL) Epiphany Acoustics EHP-02 AMP + DAC Audio-Technica ATH-M50X 
  hide details  
Reply
Chris-PC
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-920 Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R HIS R9 280X IceQ X2 Turbo OC 6GB DDR3 SuperTalent 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 250GB EVO SSD (Internal) 2TB WD Black HDD (Internal) 4TB WD My Book HDD (External) LG 18X DVD-RW 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Antec TruQuiet 140mm (X5) Antec TruQuiet 120mm (X2) Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 23" Samsung 2333HD 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II XFX Pro 650W Core Edition Corsair Carbide 300R Logitech MX518 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
SteelSeries QcK+ (XL) Epiphany Acoustics EHP-02 AMP + DAC Audio-Technica ATH-M50X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 9
Put your hard drive inside this and it will not only cool it, but you'll never hear it again. It works awesome!
http://www.svc.com/lhd-v05-uk-19.html
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k Asus P8P67 Galaxy GTX580 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel 80 gb SSD, Raptor 150 Windows 7 Home Premium 24" Samsung LCD Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
PCP&C 750W Antec P180 Logitech MX-510 blue 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k Asus P8P67 Galaxy GTX580 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel 80 gb SSD, Raptor 150 Windows 7 Home Premium 24" Samsung LCD Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
PCP&C 750W Antec P180 Logitech MX-510 blue 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sccr64472
Put your hard drive inside this and it will not only cool it, but you'll never hear it again. It works awesome!
http://www.svc.com/lhd-v05-uk-19.html
Nice one!
Chris-PC
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-920 Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R HIS R9 280X IceQ X2 Turbo OC 6GB DDR3 SuperTalent 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 250GB EVO SSD (Internal) 2TB WD Black HDD (Internal) 4TB WD My Book HDD (External) LG 18X DVD-RW 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Antec TruQuiet 140mm (X5) Antec TruQuiet 120mm (X2) Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 23" Samsung 2333HD 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II XFX Pro 650W Core Edition Corsair Carbide 300R Logitech MX518 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
SteelSeries QcK+ (XL) Epiphany Acoustics EHP-02 AMP + DAC Audio-Technica ATH-M50X 
  hide details  
Reply
Chris-PC
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-920 Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R HIS R9 280X IceQ X2 Turbo OC 6GB DDR3 SuperTalent 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 250GB EVO SSD (Internal) 2TB WD Black HDD (Internal) 4TB WD My Book HDD (External) LG 18X DVD-RW 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Antec TruQuiet 140mm (X5) Antec TruQuiet 120mm (X2) Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 23" Samsung 2333HD 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II XFX Pro 650W Core Edition Corsair Carbide 300R Logitech MX518 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
SteelSeries QcK+ (XL) Epiphany Acoustics EHP-02 AMP + DAC Audio-Technica ATH-M50X 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hard Drives & Storage
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Hard Drive Noises?