For those of you out there with vibrating hard drives
i'd just like to let you know, you're not alone
. I've had this problem for awhile an have a pretty good handle on how to eliminate
I wouldn't recommend you try any of these methods unless you are comfortable
when it comes to the inside of a computer
and the hardware
thus involved. :)
You really should turn your computer off before you try any of these suggestions.
The first thing you should try is simply loosening a screw or two thats fastening the hard drive in place. This may help lower the noise or simply amplify it.
If the sound was amplfied you could try sticking a piece of paper in places or a small piece of rubber between the mounting bracket and the hard drive and tightening the screws backup.
If none of the above ideas worked there is the somewhat dangerous
yet highly effective
method of floating
your hard drive. By this I mean mount your hard disk using special mounting brackets(easily obtainble from your local Computer Store
) in one of you're computers 5.25" drive bays
The trick is to have one side of the drive with the mounting brackets tightened and the other side basically floating, the screws
would be in it just enough that they couldn't fall out. You may have to play with this a bit loosening or tightening the screws on the floating side until the vibrations have quieted to an acceptable noise level