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- Hard drive noise
- Robert Murphy
June 11, 2005, 5:19 am
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It has an intermittent high pitched whining sound that last for a few tens
of seconds then disappears for minutes, or hours.
SMART doesn't show anything wrong with it. I had a Seagate drive that did
the same thing for a while, then stopped doing it and has worked fine since.
I'm assuming it's the bearings, or some sort of resonance.
Is this a real cause for concern? Anyweird sounds from a hdd are I guess,
but some more so.
I know this's a pretty general group, couldn't find a more specific one.
Re: Hard drive noise
Backup the data
Run the manufacturer's diagnostics
If it continues doing it, check the case and drive screw
tightness for resonation potential, and if nothing else is
wrong then take the drive out and see if noise persists
lying on a desk.
If the data or uptime is important, just replace it now...
not worth the hassle for a drive this questionable and now