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Glen Vellino

MasterCase Maker 5 & Hard Drive Vibration

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Hello,

 

I've fitted a hard disk drive in the preinstalled 3.5" cage (2 bay) located in the power supply compartment of my 'MasterCase Maker 5'.

 

However, the whole case (top to bottom) is now vibrating when the system is powered on which is really irritating.  I know this vibration is being caused by the operation of the hard drive (i.e. the spinning disk).

 

Is there any way to overcome this problem?  

 

The 3.5'' holders have thin rubber decoupling to prevent vibration but it doesn't seem to be doing its job particularly well!  This case vibration is bad, and really noticeable, compared with my four previous chassis builds.

 

Any advice, or a solution that's worked for you, will be very welcome.

 

Kind regards,

 

Glen

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Mohd Noh    179

Welcome to CM forum .

Hi Glenv , Discuss with HQ team this issue :)

Try to confirm where the noise from , make sure it was from HDD vibration .

Actually , the noise could be from defective fans or HDD itself.

If HDD is out functioning well always results vibration.

Let’s assume HDD is the root cause.

I guess,it might be the tolerance issue of the HDD bracket, too wide.

Can you try to secure the bottom of the HDD with 2 screws as picture below .

If still not solve + Concerned i love suggest you to contact Customer Services , they will assist you .

hdd.jpg.54f9d7dc9e9d57d7b0659f6a27f53d28.jpg

 

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I confirmed that the vibration was originating from the HDD and spreading to the whole case via the HDD bracket.

 

As all HDDs spin and cause vibration there really is only ONE cause of action it seems …

 

I didn’t want the noise caused by this ruining my lovely new build. The only solution was to replace the HDD with an SSD. I now have one SSD for the operating system, one SSD for storage and a quiet computer!

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Mohd Noh    179
10 hours ago, Glen Vellino said:

I confirmed that the vibration was originating from the HDD and spreading to the whole case via the HDD bracket.

 

As all HDDs spin and cause vibration there really is only ONE cause of action it seems …

 

I didn’t want the noise caused by this ruining my lovely new build. The only solution was to replace the HDD with an SSD. I now have one SSD for the operating system, one SSD for storage and a quiet computer!

Great !! :)

 

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