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Windows 7: SMART Test result

25 Jun 2013   #11
kenny1999

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Especially the hard drive part, the mounting part of the hard drive is very unusual.
What is so unusual about the mounting?
Please give the brand and model number of the chassis.

(I'm thinking rubber grommets)
Chassis Brand Xigmatek (by Taiwan)
Model Helios 232

i don't think it's a famous brand and hot sell model


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26 Jun 2013   #12
TVeblen

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I'm still not sure what is unusual about the hard drive mounting in that case:
XIGMATEK - PRODUCT

It is just a legacy design (in the old days that is the only way they came), with the drives inserted from the back rather than the side. It is not an easy design for assembly.

It looks like there are 4 screws that hold the hard drive bay rack into place on the bottom of the chassis. During computer assembly you would remove those 4 screws and remove the rack. Then install your hard drive into the rack and secure them tightly with the 4 screws for the hard drive. Then reinstall the rack and secure it with screws and then attach cables.

Because there are no isolation pads between any of the parts any vibration of the spinning drive is going to be telegraphed through the metal parts. Therefore you need to be sure all the screws are tight to avoid metal-on-metal rattle.

Does any of this explain the strange noise?
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02 Jul 2013   #13
kenny1999

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
I'm still not sure what is unusual about the hard drive mounting in that case:
XIGMATEK - PRODUCT

It is just a legacy design (in the old days that is the only way they came), with the drives inserted from the back rather than the side. It is not an easy design for assembly.

It looks like there are 4 screws that hold the hard drive bay rack into place on the bottom of the chassis. During computer assembly you would remove those 4 screws and remove the rack. Then install your hard drive into the rack and secure them tightly with the 4 screws for the hard drive. Then reinstall the rack and secure it with screws and then attach cables.

Because there are no isolation pads between any of the parts any vibration of the spinning drive is going to be telegraphed through the metal parts. Therefore you need to be sure all the screws are tight to avoid metal-on-metal rattle.

Does any of this explain the strange noise?
Hello what is metal-on-metal rattle?

btw, there is isolation pad between the HDD drive and the mount metal. The official website does not show the full picture of the chassis. The HDD is mounted vertically.

What is "Telegraphed through the metal parts"

Thanks
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02 Jul 2013   #14
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

You'd have to hear it. The old cases had a distinctive sound. It's hard to describe. But it was the sound of the hard drive, clicking away, sort of echoed through the metal case, like hearing music through a wall.

Anyway, you have rubber isolation, so it is probably not that.

So we are back to this from your first post:
"Sometimes the computer could give unknown strange noise,"

Any way you could describe that?
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06 Jul 2013   #15
p1tcho0

Windows 7 64 BIT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kenny1999 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
I'm still not sure what is unusual about the hard drive mounting in that case:
XIGMATEK - PRODUCT

It is just a legacy design (in the old days that is the only way they came), with the drives inserted from the back rather than the side. It is not an easy design for assembly.

It looks like there are 4 screws that hold the hard drive bay rack into place on the bottom of the chassis. During computer assembly you would remove those 4 screws and remove the rack. Then install your hard drive into the rack and secure them tightly with the 4 screws for the hard drive. Then reinstall the rack and secure it with screws and then attach cables.

Because there are no isolation pads between any of the parts any vibration of the spinning drive is going to be telegraphed through the metal parts. Therefore you need to be sure all the screws are tight to avoid metal-on-metal rattle.

Does any of this explain the strange noise?
Hello what is metal-on-metal rattle?

btw, there is isolation pad between the HDD drive and the mount metal. The official website does not show the full picture of the chassis. The HDD is mounted vertically.

What is "Telegraphed through the metal parts"

Thanks
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06 Jul 2013   #16
p1tcho0

Windows 7 64 BIT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
You'd have to hear it. The old cases had a distinctive sound. It's hard to describe. But it was the sound of the hard drive, clicking away, sort of echoed through the metal case, like hearing music through a wall.

Anyway, you have rubber isolation, so it is probably not that.

So we are back to this from your first post:
"Sometimes the computer could give unknown strange noise,"

Any way you could describe that?

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