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An Acoustic Annoyance Study of Hard Disk Drive for Laptop

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Cheng Chin, Dr Wai Lok Woo, Dr Bin Gao


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2.5-inch Hard Disk Drives (HDD) have been widely used in many mobile devices including laptops. HDD noise is becoming a major concern to the HDD industry but the quantification of human feelings of HDD noise annoyance has rarely been studied. In this paper, the attempt to establish a relation between psychoacoustic metrics and HDD noise annoyance is presented. A social survey has been conducted to determine a range of most affective and annoying HDD noise on people. Two sets of jury test have been performed to quantify the degree of HDD noise annoyance. The obtained results indicate that the psychoacoustic metrics have a close relationship with the HDD noise annoyance and different age groups.

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Author(s): Ma YC, Chin CS, Woo WL, Gao B

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IEEE Transactions on Magnetics

Year: 2016

Volume: 52

Issue: 8

Print publication date: 01/08/2016

Online publication date: 31/03/2016

Acceptance date: 25/03/2016

Date deposited: 22/04/2016

ISSN (print): 0018-9464

ISSN (electronic): 1941-0069

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/TMAG.2016.2548996


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Seagate Technology LLC
BH148500Economic Development Board-Industrial Postgraduate Programme (EDB-IPP) Scholarship