SCreaming RD54 aka Maxtor 2190

From: Clint Wolff <>
Date: Thu Jan 18 00:00:28 2001

There is a small copper (berylium?) bracket on the bottom of the RD53
which connects the spindle to ground. Removing said bracket reduces
the noise immensly, though I have been told by unreliable sources this
will considerably shorten the life of the drive... My personal belief
is the drive is near the end of its life anyway when it starts to whine,
so removing the bracket doesn't do much of anything to it...

You might try a little (tiny) spot of conductive grease betwixt the
bracket and the spindle to try to quiet it down...


PS dunno if the RD54 is the same as the RD53... Too lazy to get off my
fat butt and go look :)

On Wed, 17 Jan 2001, Chuck McManis wrote:

> I've got a newly re-functioning VAXStation 2000 which is equipped with an
> RD54 hard drive. The system boots into Ultrix 3.1 however it is _very_
> loud. The drive has got a serious whine to it. I'm wondering if there is a
> bering or a brush somewhere that I can lubricate to cut down on the noise!
> --Chuck
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