One of the problems found in the 2.5-inch hard disk drives (HDD) in operation is its vibration. Aiming to find important information to help reduce the vibration transmitted to the outer shell of HDD, the parameters involving vibrational energy transmission among the main components of HDD are identified by the test-based Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA). First, the vibration tests of HDD in the idle mode are performed in order to identify the contribution of the main components; the platters and the top cover, to the overall vibration of HDD. Second, the SEA parameters including the dissipation loss factors of the components and coupling loss factors of the pairs of the components are then experimentally determined in order to calculate the vibration transmission power among the components.

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