Introduction: Eliminate HDD Vibration

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I bought a new 1tb hard disk for 50€. But in the PC it is the loudest component. I'll show you how to make the HDD silent.

Step 1: You Need:

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You only need a unused 5" drive space, a sponge and the vibrating HDD.

Step 2: How To?

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I used 2 sponges, split each in half. Put the sponges around the hard disk. Finish!


Swansong (author)2017-04-21

That's a neat simple fix :)

RetchE (author)Swansong2017-04-25

Thank you! It works perfekt.

Phoenix830 (author)2017-04-21

How does it effect the drives temperature? Surely all that padding hinders air flow

RetchE (author)Phoenix830 2017-04-25

If Crystaldiskinfo is correct, the used WD Blue 1tb is 43°C warm, and my SSD 44°C. I believe without the fix my HDD had a temperature of ~34-40°C.

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