Scythe Quiet Drive
I have chosen to install a Seagate 80GB 7200.10 SATA II HDD in the Scythe Quiet Drive. But the Scythe Quiet Drive will take both SATA and PATA drives.
The HDD is installed into the inner casing by 6 x screws. The orientation of the HDD really doesn't matter, provided that the connectors for the HDD are at the open end of the casing...obviously.
The first sheet of anti-vibration rubber/thermal sheeting goes down for the inner casing to rest on.
The inner casing sits snugly into the outer casing and the second sheet of anti-vibration rubber/thermal sheeting sits on top.
The top of the outer casing can now be screwed into place via the 6 supplied screws. The lid does give some resistance when trying to screw it all together, but at the same time, it is comforting to know that the thermal sheeting is making contact with the inside of the lid. The HDD and inner casing are now effectively floating between a sandwich of anti-vibration rubber.
You can see from the shot of the rear that the foam rubber completely seals the cables protruding from the rear of the HDD, which again should help reduce the amount of noise emitted from the drive.
I have included a close-up image of the hybrid SATA/Power plug for those interested. All that's needed now is to install the Quiet Drive into a spare 5.25" drive bay.
Let's head over the page to see how we're going to test the Scythe Quiet Drive, and how it performs...
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