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Old 01-29-2011, 07:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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OK another problem with my new build...... well i have a seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB and its been grinding none stop since i installed it i am running windows 7. It grinds while idling not alot but a little here and there. Any time my web broswer is open grinding... programs(grinding). Pretty much everything. As I type atm grinding. What are some solutions to this problem? I am up for anything or is it defective?

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Old 01-29-2011, 11:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It all depends on how loud this grinding is. If you have a quiet area and you can hear the grinding faintly, then it is normal. Describing sound is difficult, here is a website that has many failing hard drive sounds.
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You can try and disable indexing.
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds like a write head is crashing and hitting the disk platter. This is a physical issue and if it's new the drive should be RMA'ed.
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok thanx for the posts guys but to be honest not sure what any of that means?!?! But it sounds as you guys are stating that my harddrive meet be fine in my own words, but i need to do some adjusting maybe...
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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On the contrary there is something wrong with the drive. I agree with Lexluthar, if it is still under warranty you should get it replaced.

No matter what I would operate under the assumption that the drive may be dying and back up any data you don't ant to risk losing.

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Old 01-30-2011, 01:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ok sounds good i just bought the thing 2 weeks ago sigh its a 3-hour round trip to return but ill have to get it done asap and hopefully that fixs it. thanx again guys

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