loud hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by yg17, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    I had an old 40 gig hard drive laying around, so I went to CompUSA and bought a cheap USB 2 enclosure, and now I have myself a very useful external hard drive. Problem is, the thing is loud. For 30 bucks, I didn't expect the enclosure to have any sound dampening. I have the option to put hard drives to sleep checked, but is there a way to decrease the amount of time of inactivity required to sleep the hard drive? Maybe move it down to a minute or 2? thanks.
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    It could be that the hard drive is failing.. it depends on what the source of the loudness is.
     
  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    What brand drive? Older Maxtors have been known to be pretty loud, I think the quietest drive I have owned was a Seagate something or other that I put in a custom built PC.
     
  4. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

    yg17

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    I actually had 2 drives. One was an IBM, one was a WD, both the same size and a few years old and loud. Maybe I just think they're loud because I'm used to my quiet drives in my G5 and Powerbook.
     

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