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    i have a DiamondMaxPlus9 6Y120PO Maxtor HDD. it's very noisy on seek. Seagate has some utilities for Maxtor harddisks to change the seek speed from normal to noisy or quiet. of course, the seek time changes too. but the problem is that i couldn't find the utility for diamondmaxplus9 series.

    my questions:
    1) do you know/have the utility i need? a link would help?
    2) what's the diference of performance from "normal" to "quiet"?

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    I don't have the app and i have no idea what sort of hit on performance it will have.

    Have you considered some sort of HDD enclosure of noise dampener? I have one on my Hitachi drive and it reduces the seek noise by at least 90%.

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    do you mean some hardware device? like "noise-free" HDD side slides like this but with rubber sides? those are for reducing vibrations. i have problems with the noise from inside the HDD, the noise from the rotating disk[platan]. i guess it's called the "electronic-noise" in english. and as far as i found on google, my only choice is to reduce the rotation speed of the disk on seeking from the firmware.
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    hmmm are you talking about the seek noise, like when you access a program and it starts to go dut-dut-dut-du-dut-du-dut?

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    yes. and when i scan my system for malware... or when i play a game that requires lots of ram and it reads a big amount of data directly from the hdd. that kind of noise. you got it right.
    it starts to go dut-dut-dut-du-dut-du-dut?
    ...that was funny i liked that
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    hehehe

    That noise i spoke of is the noise those sort of dampeners get rid of best. You are ight to say it gets rid of vibration, but those seek noises are loud because they travel through the entire case, of which amplifies the noise.

    My hard drive is currently on my desk, if i lift it up so it's not in contact with anything brittle i can barely hear the seeks.

    My solution works similar to this: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article109-page1.html

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    the link was interesting. but the problem is that my HDD is loud and noisy even when i get it out of the case. i put it on a book out of the case and it is still noisy. it's irritating.
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    a book will still reflect the ticks. try picking it up so its touching nothing, how does it sound then? thats what a hdd suspension thing will do.

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