10-15-2009 07:34 PM - edited 10-15-2009 07:37 PM
I recently bought a 3RSys case, which apparently comes with HDD Vibration dampers, which take form of some springs upon which the drives are fastened. I have 2 ST31000340AS 1TB drives mounted on this case.
A picture of the hard drive cage is below:
Are there any risks to the hard drives when they operate mounted on such springs? I feel them vibrating when they are operating, though the case is really isolated from their movements...
10-15-2009 08:05 PM - edited 10-15-2009 09:14 PM
10-16-2009 05:53 PM
Regarding cooling, I'm not worried, because in front of the HDDs there's a speed-adjustable 120mm fan, right now both HDDs are on and I'm moving stuff around and a temp. sensor attached to SATA2 measures 27°C (80°F) right now.
My worry is really their oscillation. It's very small, imperceptible unless you touch them, but I can fell them vibrating sometimes (probably when the heads are being moved around). Curious, isnt'it? I guess I'll only be 100% sure when I attach an accelerometer to the things...
10-16-2009 08:16 PM