Hard Drive Noise help

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  1. Riley Martin

    Riley Martin Notebook Consultant

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    Any suggestions for eliminating a noisy back-up HDD? Software application? Power tweak?
    Western Digital 2TB HDD (WD2003FZEX)
    Same exact issue as in the clip below. The HDD sound drives me nuts. Fast HDD, passes all diag. tests, and I swapped out both a new power and Sata cord/cable. Still loud AF. Its a fam. members machine, used as a back-up drive, so I'll sacrifice speed. :p
    Thanks in advance for any help or feedback!
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  2. Convel

    Convel Notebook Deity

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    If the drive is not faulty in any way, decoupling it from the case with silicone mounts is the way to go. Mind you, it will still be audible, but it can make a huge difference.
     
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    StormJumper Notebook Virtuoso

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    Alot of the noise is also the mounting system as well but a drive 7200rpm can more more noise then a 5400rpm regardless and the cage if all metal will transmit noise as opposed to if the cradle with plastic sitting in a metal cradle to protected it.
     
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