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so i have 3 hard drives...and they make a lot of noise and vibrations and i'm trying to reduce both things without buying anything... but i dont have space to put them suspended.

any ideas on how to make this happen?

ps:sorry for my bad english...

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so i have 3 hard drives...and they make a lot of noise and vibrations and i'm trying to reduce both things without buying anything... but i dont have space to put them suspended.

any ideas on how to make this happen?

ps:sorry for my bad english...

You're experiencing a drive about to die :( you should image and/or back up everything you have on them ASAP. And your English isn't bad :)

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You're experiencing a drive about to die :( you should image and/or back up everything you have on them ASAP. And your English isn't bad :)

i don't think so the drives are less than 3 years at max and S.M.A.R.T. says that almost everything is very good on every hard drive.

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This might be able to help you out http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php. When a drive is making any amount of noise and vibrating like you say it's usually a precursor to a HDD fail. I can't stress enough how important it is for you to back up your stuff ASAP

thanks for your help but the drives don't do any odd noise they just make enough noise to someone on other room hear... and i want to reduce it because i want to leave it up 24/7. the noise is the same since i got them all but it's a lot of noise to be in a bedroom..that's my problem.

ps: thanks for the link this will be very handy ;)

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thanks for your help but the drives don't do any odd noise they just make enough noise to someone on other room hear... and i want to reduce it because i want to leave it up 24/7. the noise is the same since i got them all but it's a lot of noise to be in a bedroom..that's my problem.

ps: thanks for the link this will be very handy ;)

When a drive is failing you will hear noises regularly but when reading or writing data will cause more noise to occur. Try to read or write a file or something to see if the noise escalates. If it does then your drive is getting ready to die on you. And you're sure it's the drives right? Not a fan or something?

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When a drive is failing you will hear noises regularly but when reading or writing data will cause more noise to occur. Try to read or write a file or something to see if the noise escalates. If it does then your drive is getting ready to die on you. And you're sure it's the drives right? Not a fan or something?

yeah i'm sure it's the drives...i have been search for all the noises and i'm trying to stop each one individually!And now it's the harddrives...

the make almost the same noise from the moment the computer boots..or at least they don't make a very noticible difference!

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Might want to take a look at these to see if they can help

http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-11319_7-5670307-1.html

http://www.custom-consoles.com/isobox.php

http://www.acousticpc.com/quiet_computer_c...insulation.html

Just be careful when trying to sound proof your computer. Heat is already an issue and doing this can sometimes make it an even harder obstacle to deal with.

Also, just to be on the safe side I would go ahead an backup your HDs just in case there is something going wrong with them as H@L0_F00 suggested. Even if they are working fine now they will go out at some point, so practice good backup strategies.

Good luck B)

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instead of all this, just get some rubber grommets or peices of rubber to insulate where your hdds are contacting the metal on your case. THAT is where all the sound comes from (or your case is falling apart... had that happen before myself... yeeeaahhh...)

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Might want to take a look at these to see if they can help

http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-11319_7-5670307-1.html

http://www.custom-consoles.com/isobox.php

http://www.acousticpc.com/quiet_computer_c...insulation.html

Just be careful when trying to sound proof your computer. Heat is already an issue and doing this can sometimes make it an even harder obstacle to deal with.

Also, just to be on the safe side I would go ahead an backup your HDs just in case there is something going wrong with them as H@L0_F00 suggested. Even if they are working fine now they will go out at some point, so practice good backup strategies.

Good luck B)

thanks i'm looking into it...and i do backup my work to 1 external server the rest i do plan to have a backup system but it's hard to backup 1TB when i'm looking to another 1TB hd for media too..

and i monitoring the temperatures too.

instead of all this, just get some rubber grommets or peices of rubber to insulate where your hdds are contacting the metal on your case. THAT is where all the sound comes from (or your case is falling apart... had that happen before myself... yeeeaahhh...)

the rubber peices that i found on my quest didn't seem that would gonna make a big difference..and i know it's about the vibrations of disk touching in the case that's why i tried to put the held on by a couple of elastics.

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I use dyn-o-mat for the system i have in my car for vibration control. you might check and see if something like that would work for insulating the inside of your computer. also like i told someone in another thread yo ucan suspend your drives inside your case with heavy duty rubberbands

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A decent case with good mounting equipment is the best solution imo.

yeah i agree i dont ever remember coming across a 7200 rpm drive that was the loudest component in my case.

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