[mythtv-users] Need to quiet my frontend...
stuart at xnet.com
Thu Mar 26 21:46:04 UTC 2009
Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 03/26/2009 03:32 AM, Francesco Peeters wrote:
>> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> On 03/25/2009 02:52 PM, James Pifer wrote:
>>>> I have a frontend system in the bedroom. It's a slim form factor Compaq
>>>> D5S/P1.7 running mythdora 5. The system is fairly quiet except for the
>>>> hard drive. What are people doing to quiet these down?
>>>> I tried installing the system to a flash drive, but the install keeps
>>>> failing. Not sure it will run well enough off a flash drive anyway.
>>>> The other possibility is running off the network. Anybody doing this
>>>> Are there hard drive options that are quieter? SSD maybe?
>>>> Any suggestions appreciated.
>>> 1) Wall
>>> 2) Drill
>>> 3) Thread cables through hole in wall
>>> Mike "No frontend is more pretty than an invisible frontend, and no
>>> frontend is more silent than one in the other room" Dean
>> LOL! That'd be interesting... A MythBox against the outside wall of my
>> house... :-)
> If you only have one wall (and it's not circular), your MythBox is
> already outside.
> If your Myth box is currently inside, look a bit to the left and/or right.
Are we talking a Möbius strip type wall here?
A thought that occurs to me as I look at the basement walls: What about
epoxying the toasty parts of the font end to those walls? I understand
that cement has a lower R value then some (most?) windows. This should
eliminate all the fans.
As for the HDD noise - are you already isolating the HDD w/rubber feet
(you know, like a car's engine is isolated from a car's body)? I seem
to remember SonicBlue actually wrapping HDDs in sound deadening material
before assembling a ReplayTV unit (I wouldn't, but that's what I think
Also, some HDDs have something like a "slient running" setting where you
don't hear as much clicking but accesses take longer. You might look
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