Can you place it behind a wall? Or maybe in a closed media cabinet? I have my doubts about the acousitpack working well since you can't cover the air holes. There would be limited room for it anyway.
In the current setup, I can't move the S3 or enclose it in anything. I agree there is probably not much clearance between the inside of the case and the interior components (certainly not as much as in a PC). That's why I was worried about the temperature if I put in the foam. But if you picture a PC with vents and holes for the fans and cards, the Acoustipack nevertheless helps. I don't know the physics of it, but probably because the sound bounces around the hard surfaces of the case, and the foam deadens this so by the time the sound escapes through the holes and the case itself, it's quieter. Just a guess.HiDefGator said:Can you place it behind a wall? Or maybe in a closed media cabinet? I have my doubts about the acousitpack working well since you can't cover the air holes. There would be limited room for it anyway.
If you search for the word Hitachi on this board you'll see links to the program you download to control the acoustic settings on the drive. You basically slow the drive down to make it quieter, but I think the speed doesn't matter to the TiVo as much as it would in a PC, so you can slow it down more than in a PC, thus making it quieter.chg said:I also have a 1 TB Hitachi. I think it is quite loud and am unhappy with it, to the point that I may replace it. I am not sure what the acoustic settings are, but, I would assume that they are already set. I will see if I can figure that out.
The feature tool has a noise 'test' routine where you can slide a slider back and forth and listen to the difference. There are more than a couple levels in there as you can hear the noise ramp up and down with the slider.c3 said:Keep in mind that AM=192 may not behave any differently from AM=128. It all depends on how the drive implements that function. No drive engineer in the right mind would implement more than a few different acoustic/power settings, and definitely not 128 levels.