HDD Silencing

By Kilomil
Apr 12, 2006
  1. I have recently invested in several items in order to get my system silenced.
    There among I bought a Watercool HDD-Dual for my hdd's which is a padded box to put the hdd's in and then connect it to the watercooling system.
    However, I am not too satisfied about it. My hdd's are noisy yes, but it hasnt removed as much noise as I had hoped. I do not care about having my hdd's watercooled, I just care about getting it silenced. Passive is the best solution I think.
    Anyone got a good idea for a product to my needs?
    I could go invest in a new hdd but then again it would still need some sort of noise absorbsion. So I would like some sort of silencer better.

  2. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    A better solution is to purchase silent hard drives in the first place

    Depending on your chassis, putting rubber gromits as washers between the drive and the chassis wall and the screw and the chassis wall will help quite a bit, too.
  3. Kilomil

    Kilomil TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah but still if I dont buy a new hdd.
    The rubber washers wont do any good for me though as it is the hdd's itself that are noisy not the resonance.
    In the watercool box they are not in direct contact with any metal...

  4. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    Then surround the enclosure or drive with foam rubber
  5. Kilomil

    Kilomil TS Rookie Topic Starter

  6. HughJass

    HughJass TS Rookie Posts: 120

    they look good, but i doubt they would be any different from the drive enclosures you have now, could you put a link to a description of the current enclosures you currently have?

    if these encloursres dont work to your liking, there really is nothing else that you can do except get a new hd
  7. Kilomil

    Kilomil TS Rookie Topic Starter

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