Maxtor D740X Diamondplus 60 or 80GB noisy

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by chkhong, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. chkhong

    chkhong Guest

    My hard disk seems to be quite noisy despite all the reviews describing it as a reasonably quiet drive. There is an especially annoying medium-high frequency buzz that can be intrusive.
    Anyone else find this? My Maxtor isn't a fluid bearing model (BB suffix rather than JB on model #)
    Anyone else with similar observations or solutions? I don't really want to have to use up my last 5.25" slot for a SilentDrive housing...:confused:
     
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    the maxtor dampning tool is on there website under support, hope it helps
     
  3. Rebs

    Rebs Guest

    noisy maxtor

    I used to have a noisy Maxtor HDD but since I installed a delta fan, the offending drive has quieted down. :D
     
  4. chkhong

    chkhong Guest

    Thanks guys.
    Where does the Delta fan go? HD cooler or case fan? I thought Deltas were supposed to be noisy... I already have a 92mm Ultraquiet case fan. Interested to hear from you again Rebs.
    Gonzo, I don't suppose you have the URL for the Maxtor dampening tool? Couldn't find it unfortunately.
    I went and got Noisecontrol's dampening cage- it's a 5.25" cage which support the HD on rubber bungies - the Maxtor is now damn near silent - I was a little sceptical but it's excellent. A little pricey but well worth it in my circumstances.
     
  5. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    My D740X drives are very quiet, the case fans make more noise in my rig!

    If your using an Intel motherboard & the Intel Application Acceleration v2 program, you can set the drive to performance or noise.. its a slider.
     
  6. Rebs

    Rebs Guest

    That's precisely the point stuy_b once the delta starts screaming
    you won't hear anything else :D
     
  7. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest