Some common applications are:
Drive Mirroring (Raid 1), takes 2 identical drives and makes them work together as a single drive. The hard drives are exact copies of each other, so that if one fails you have a full backup. For example two 1TB drives would show up as one 1TB drive.
Drive Striping (Raid 0), takes 2 or more drives and makes them work together as a single faster, large drive. This splits the workload of the hard drive across multiple physical drives, and speeds up Hard Disk access. If either drive dies you will lose all of the data.
You can use a fan controller to lower the voltage of the case fan making the fan quieter. However, be aware that some stock fans are noisier even at lower voltages than the quiet fans we sell.
Also, if your computer is not designed specifically for the lower airflow of a Quiet PC it is possible to overheat and damage components by lowering the airflow. Many fan controllers are also used to monitor case temperatures. See our fan controller section for a full line of quality fan controllers.
These three parts are usually the noisiest components.
Next, you can evaluate whether the spinning of your Hard Drive is too noisy for you or not. Many hard drives are made quieter nowadays. We recommend using an absolutely silent (no mechanical parts) SSD drive, for a totally silent experience. However, if the hard drive you own is too noisy, you can dampen the noise made by your hard drive using a Nexus Disktwin Hard Drive Dampener.
Another component to consider replacing in your computer is your video card fan. Replace that video card with a noisy fan with a fanless video card.
Finally, if you want to further reduce the noise of your computer, you can use sound insulation and dampening techniques. Keep in mind, however, that computer insulation can sometimes cause enough of a rise in computer case temperature to require the addition of a case fan.
Fan vibration isolators and noise dampening quiet computer feet are also great noise dampening touches which work well in unearthing every last source of noise in your quiet computer.
If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask. No problem is too big or too small. We are, at our very core, a custom PC builder. So, if you have a custom need, we can find the solution. All you need to do is ask our sales team. We will be glad to answer all your questions.