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Knapp magick.crow at
Sat Sep 15 06:04:53 UTC 2007

I am not an expert but if a drive were that unbalanced would it not be
broken anyway?

I like my drive suspended because it is totally quiet. The only time I
can here my computer is when I render Blender3d pictures and the CPU
fan cranks up. Even then it is a very soft hum. With the drive bolted
to the box It would make a loud clicking noise with seeking and would
drive me nuts. I think it is worth whatever small risk that may go
with this to have a quiet computer.

How long is it supposed to take for this failure to happen? It has
already been months with no problem and very active drive use.

Also the drive just sits there. It is not like it jumps about or
anything. I have watched it, after I installed it.

One note, after a few months the rubber stopped working and now it is
just in the strings of the hair rubber things but still works.


> I would think that this would increase the possibility of failure.  If
> somehow something were to imbalance the drive's motion, it could begin
> to oscillate quite violently.  Of course, it would probably end up
> throwing the imbalance violently against the drive housing were it
> anchored to the case.  I think in this case some rubber padding is a
> good thing, but a total rubber band suspension system might not be
> terribly good.
> Just my $0.02.  I've been building PCs for a while, and have a fairly
> good feel for 'em.  I wouldn't suspend it in the CD bay, but using the
> rubber bands for some limited shock absorbtion in the normal HDD bays
> sounds like a more sound idea, if only for fear of my kinetic runaway
> theory becoming a known phenomena (I hope it doesn't, but just in
> case...)
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