Disclosed herein is a system for mounting a hard disk drive to a rack of a data center. A grommet is optimized for limiting the vibrational forces between the hard disk drive and the rack. Particularly, various grommet designs are optimized to limit the vibrational forces imparted on the rack such that neighboring hard disk drives are not affected by the vibrational forces emitted by neighboring hard disk drives, thereby increasing the lifespan of the grommets and hard disk drives and allowing the hard disk drives to be replaced quicker. The grommets are designed to have different stiffnesses and materials such that a user can select an appropriate grommet that corresponds to the hard disk drive implemented on a particular rack.

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