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  • Hard drive vibration/shock solution? NoiseControl No Vibes

    Got a link from the other thread 'WARNING! Damage to your hard drives. ' for a Hard Drive antivibration rubber pad. While I was there though I found this:

    NoiseControl No Vibes 3
    http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/frozencpu/noi-01.html

    It looks to me to be a great solution for hard drive mounting in your car. I made a quick search and could not find mention of it before, so I wanted to see what you all thought of this little gem.

    It provides antishock and antivibration, and looks well put together from the PDF instructions...

  • #2
    Yeah, but you could get the same results by cutting up a mouse pad & getting some bungee cord.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by pip
      Yeah, but you could get the same results by cutting up a mouse pad & getting some bungee cord.
      Point taken - and at $29 dollars this isn't cheap. But, this solution is more eloquent, thorough, and compact than a custom job would be. It eliminates the heat problems you can have with custom methods too.

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      • #4
        I've got a better design than that. But it would probably cost $29 to build. I dont see how that would help the hard drive from vibration. I dont even see how the hard drive would mount in that. Maybe I didn't look hard enough.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by pRoFiT
          I've got a better design than that. But it would probably cost $29 to build. I dont see how that would help the hard drive from vibration. I dont even see how the hard drive would mount in that. Maybe I didn't look hard enough.
          think rubber bands
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          • #6
            Yah but rubber bands?

            Have you ever seen the inside of a car cd player or cd changer. They have awesome antivibration built into them. Someone needs to build a hard drive mount that uses that technology. In fact maybe I shouldn't post this. It could be worth millons. Oh well someone build it cheap and i will buy it. I just dont have the time to build everything I want to build.

            Rubber bands. It would bounce around to much!

            If i could remember the site i would post it. Try a search for the DARPA challenge. and a team that built a autonomous tank. They have a video on there web site with a hard drive mounted in what looks like a RC-10 chassis.(RC-10 remote control car.) Its really neat. They use the shocks from it.

            So a shock system with springs to pull it back into place would work great.

            Okay im done.

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            edit: p.p.s now it doesn't make sense. The cat with machine gun is cool though
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            • #7
              That noise control thingy is designed to prevent the harddrive to send vibes to the housing, I mean, highpitched vibes and almost no move. That's is not what you will find in a car.
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              • #8
                you can go methods of pre-twisting bungee cords or ideally clothing elastics, the strong black round ones. Twisting on both sides, putting hd in the middle, they tend to provide stiff but extremely good vibration removal, practically none reach or leave the harddrive, and doesn't allow it to bounce much if any.

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                • #9
                  Put the drive on its side.. done.
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                  • #10
                    Some laptops (IBM) have built-in shock-detection mechanisms with a little nifty display that shows the strength of the shock when the laptop is being shaken. If the shock exceeds a threshold, the harddrive is shut off. I've heard that there are HDs that come with similar anti-shock technology, but haven't done any research into it. Look around.

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                    • #11
                      I thought about using RC car suspension at 45 degree angles to the HD to dampen vibration, but it would have been complicated to build.

                      Hard drives are quite tough nowadays and i have heard of people crashing thier cars with carpc's in and they were still running.

                      You could mount it on a thick layer of foam, but if you want the best protection for your data, you would be better off getting a spare HD and do a clone copy at regular intervals, so in the likely event of your HD failing, you would just swap the drives
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Zora
                        Some laptops (IBM) have built-in shock-detection mechanisms with a little nifty display that shows the strength of the shock when the laptop is being shaken. If the shock exceeds a threshold, the harddrive is shut off. I've heard that there are HDs that come with similar anti-shock technology, but haven't done any research into it. Look around.
                        hehe they musta moved the heads off of the drive as well, cuz harddrives have less shock-tolerance when they aren't moving, unless of course the heads aren't above or between the disks

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                        • #13
                          first off. the technology in the IBM notebooks relies on hardware and software thats built into the motherboard.

                          secondly, when the hard drives are "shut off" as you say, what actually happens is the hard drive parks the heads so they are no longer near the platters. once the movement has stopped, it turns the drive back on just as you would normally do starting up the computer.
                          Your everyday carpc geek and tech guru at your service. *bow*

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by slushieken
                            Got a link from the other thread 'WARNING! Damage to your hard drives. ' for a Hard Drive antivibration rubber pad. While I was there though I found this:

                            NoiseControl No Vibes 3
                            http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/frozencpu/noi-01.html
                            looks like what iv built into my pc box in my boot...
                            >>> LINKY <<<

                            they stole my idea!!!

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