WD3200BEVT Clicking Sound...

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Hi, I have a netbook which mounts a WD WD3200BEVT HD.

Since it had this constant clicking sound, with the HD light blinking
accordingly, I ran scandisk with all the options, for about 45 minutes
and... no clicking during the whole process.

The clicking started again when I rebooted. so, it must have something
to do with Win 7 rather than the HD itself, I guess.

I am running Win Pro 7 x64, BTW...

There is no firmware update available, so I really don't know how to
fix. Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance for any help you may provide...

Ciao, Lupo

Re: WD3200BEVT Clicking Sound...

On 11/11/2010 5:44 PM, Roberto VALENTE wrote:
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W7 indexing in the background?

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It could be... But, I installed quietHDD as a TSR and the noise
stopped immediately. I just hope the software is safe as I have read
around on the Net. Are u familiar with it? See, my big worry was a
defective HD, but that has been ruled out, I suppose, otherwise, the
noise would have continued and I never had a slow down or a crash...

Anyway, thank you for the suggestion. I will also try HDPARM for
Windows, as soon as I find the correct parameters to use...

Ciao, Lupo

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