Noisy Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB Tags: Hard Drives Spinpoint Samsung Storage Last response: May 6, 2011 4:02 PM in Storage Share mojito_619 May 6, 2011 11:45:02 AM Hi guys, I just assembled my HTPC today and got Windows 7 up and running. But I can't help but notice the extremely noisy Samsung F4 HDD that I put in there ( way more than the rated Bels). When-ever it seeks, reads or writes I get this very distinct scratching noise (a bit like the sounds you get from the very old HDDs). I can't figure out why this is happening. The case is a Xigmatek Asgard and I've used the tooless design to secure the drive in its bay Has anyone got the same problem that I have? Does anyone have a solution? Thx Mojito More about : noisy samsung spinpoint 2tb Hawkeye22 a c 356 G Storage May 6, 2011 12:15:44 PM Why do you expect it to be silent? For an HTPC I would think you would want to use a green drive or a drive made for A/V like these: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/internal/av/ mojito_619 May 6, 2011 12:28:24 PM Hello Hawkeye, Sorry I forget to mention that this is an eco drive and its noisier than my Seagate Baracuda that's in my CM690! Here's the link from where I bought it from (french website) http://www.materiel.net/disque-dur-3-5-pouces/samsung-s... Related resources Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB @ Newegg for $80 - Forum Samsung Spinpoint F4 - Forum EcoGreen F4 2TB - Forum Samsung F4 Spinpoint problem... - Forum SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB @ $99.99 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Hawkeye22 a c 356 G Storage May 6, 2011 12:57:17 PM Ok, that makes more sense. SilentPCReview gave it good marks for noise levels. See page 4 in this review. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1076-page1.html Well, if it's noiser than a barracuda, something may be wrong. If you're not happy with it and it's under warranty, I'd just make an image of the drive then send it in for an exchange. Now you can restore the image to the new drive and be done. mojito_619 May 6, 2011 1:07:16 PM It may also be that the case is amplifying and then resonating the vibrations. I going to try and shove some foam between the case and HDD to see if that makes a difference and report back afterwards. mojito_619 May 6, 2011 3:02:22 PM After apply some foam squares to the horizontal lips that are holding the HDD up the noise was reduced considerably, it was nearly inaudible. So the drive wasn't faulty nor abnormally noisy. The noise was coming from those lips that amplifies the sound. The downside of applying foam is that I can't secure the drive since it's slightly elevated from the screw holes. But, at least it's silent. Maybe I should get some rubber grommets to put under the HDD instead of the foam. They'll be thin enough for me to put the screws in. Hawkeye22 a c 356 G Storage May 6, 2011 4:02:36 PM I'm surprised the Asguard doesn't already have rubber washer/grommets for attaching the drive. Anyhow, glad you didn't have to go through the hassle of returning the drive. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Samsung Spinpoint 1TB Forum Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ vs. HE103SJ Forum Samsung spinpoint or western digital black for raid 1 Forum Samsung F4 2TB Drive as OS? Forum What should i buy - CAVIAR BLACK vs SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F3 Forum Samsung Spinpoint F4 320GB opinions? Forum Smsung Spinpoint F4 prominent pusling vibration ?!?! Forum IDE to ACHI can't find Registry Entry OCZ Vertex 4 Forum [Solved] Samsung hd103sj Forum My samsung micro SD card isn;t letting put music on it Forum Samsung new dvd writer not reading some discs?? Forum [Solved] Which 2TB HDD!? Forum Samsung sata2 not recognized by antec hotswap Forum [Solved] Windows XP/Samsung SSD Question Forum Hot Swapping with 2TB drives--windows not giving them enough time to s Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !