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HDD vibrations and noises...does it bother you?
08-29-2009, 12:19 PM
Post: #31
RE: HDD vibrations and noises...does it bother you?
using a fan is always better than 100% passive cooling

NMT: EGreat EG-M32B w/DTS decoder board (Western Digital 640gb HDD, TEAC DW-224SL DVD-Rom drive).
TV: Samsung LN32A330 32" LCD TV (720p, 1080i)
External HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500gb (USB 2.0 and eSATA)
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08-29-2009, 01:25 PM (This post was last modified: 08-29-2009 01:26 PM by lordy.)
Post: #32
RE: HDD vibrations and noises...does it bother you?
Unless lack of noise is one of your attributes of "better" Smile

My fanless HDX + WD Green stays around 38 whilst downloading..

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08-29-2009, 07:36 PM
Post: #33
RE: HDD vibrations and noises...does it bother you?
Yes, seems that the Green drives are better simply in terms of power usage. Less power, less heat (and also less RPM ofcourse). After putting a 12 cm fan vertically to the left of the PCH, wired at 5V, the drive is now running at 47 degrees in full load + AAM set to silent, and no distinguishable noise. Quite a difference from the previous 63...

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10-01-2009, 07:09 AM
Post: #34
RE: HDD vibrations and noises...does it bother you?
I absolutely agree to your statement RaptorZX3 that using a fan is always better than 100% passive cooling.


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10-01-2009, 09:10 AM
Post: #35
RE: HDD vibrations and noises...does it bother you?
i bought a Scythe Mini-Kaze, 40x40x10, and it doesn't work in the 2pins connector inside my eGreat M32B, because i think the default fan is rated at 5V, and the Mini-Kaze is rated 12V and need a certain voltage to start up, like 6-7V maybe, which the 2pins connector doesn't provide

NMT: EGreat EG-M32B w/DTS decoder board (Western Digital 640gb HDD, TEAC DW-224SL DVD-Rom drive).
TV: Samsung LN32A330 32" LCD TV (720p, 1080i)
External HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500gb (USB 2.0 and eSATA)
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