SATA Hard Drive noise question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ElementalDragon, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    Ok, this being my first SATA Hard Drive, i'm not sure if it's normal or not (though hoping it is). When i start the computer, i kinda hear a little bit of a whine in 2 separate bursts, first kinda low pitch, then a little higher pitch. When i turn the computer off, just before it actually shuts down, i hear like 2 or 3 moderately loud clicks about a second apart from each other. Is this stuff just caused by the different source of power used/power management?

    It's a 120GB Western Digital by the way.
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I'm assuming it's a 7200rpm drive?

    The whining is normal, that's the drive spinning up. As for the clicks, I wouldn't say that is normal. Clicking is normally a bad sign for a drive.
     
  3. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    I was just kinda assuming that it was normal to hear that during it's shutdown routine. Anyone else have any insight on the issue?
     
  4. Mooz

    Mooz Moozically Con~foozed

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    hi mate, i have 4 250gb drives of the sata breed all 7200's and they all do exactly that, now i panicked and asked the manufacturer about it and they said its perfectly normal. so dont panic.

    hope t his helps.

    Mooz