vibrations while external hard drive is powered up

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  1. Sossity macrumors 6502a

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    I have my external hard drive in a vertical enclosure on my desk, & when I rest my arms on my desk or feel some of my hand on the mouse pad, I feel some of the vibrations from the hard drive motor. I placed my hand on my laptop surface, on the palm rests & around the back of it's stand( I have it on a mesh stand on my desk) I also feel the vibrations of the hard drive.

    Is this harmful to the laptop? is there any way to buffer the vibrations?
     
  2. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    TBH I would be more concerned about the drive itself. It should not produce enough vibration to feel it through the surface of your desk.
    You could always stand it on a foam pad, say an old mouse mat cut to size or something.
     
  3. Sossity thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It does not seem to be making any noises that are unusual, it has always made a bit of a whirring noise, it is a seagate 7200 iTB drive in a bytec vertical metal enclosure.
     
  4. karsten macrumors 6502a

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    i wouldnt worry about it. 7200rpm is quite fast and a little vibrating probably isn't anything to worry about.
     
  5. Sossity thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Will the vibrations affect my laptop? When I touch it I can feel them a little bit from the drive running next to it
     
  6. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    You`ll be fine they can handle a little vibration.
    I currently have 5 external drives sat on my desk.
     
  7. karsten macrumors 6502a

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    :cool:
     

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