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Old 08-11-2006, 10:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok, so i just finished putting my new computer together and installing windows and all that. when in windows, there is a high-pitched noise coming from inside my case. its not very loud but i find it somewhat annoying and unsettling. i suspect its the hard drive but im not sure. its not a constant sound and it does change. it sounds to me like its coming from something thats spinning (the main reason i suspect the hard drive) ...any thoughts? is there something else it could be? it is extremely high pitched to the point where i can barely hear it and some people cant at all.
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Old 08-12-2006, 01:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well what kind of hard drive do you have? it could be the optical drive, is it when theres a disc in it?
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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sorry for the lateness of my reply, but anyway here is my system:

AMD AM2 4200 X2
1 gig DDR667 memory
EVGA 7600GT
Gigabyte M55SLI-S4
Western digital 250 gig SATA hard drive

another thing, i play WoW and it doesnt seem to make the noise at all when im in game. the minute i minimize i hear it again.
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yeah its probably your hard drive, depending on what model it is thats just the way they are, there isnt necessarily a problem.
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well, that sucks... i really dont want to have to RMA the **** thing and be without my computer for at least 2 weeks or so. i was planning on buying another drive, maybe ill just deal with it until i get another drive and ill just have to reload windows on to my other drive and use my current one as my storage drive. thanks for the input
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i wouldnt buy the same one again asit might just be a normal sound of the drive.

its not a raptor is it? if so, yeah. those are really loud and have their own distinct sound to them
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no, its just the normal 7200 rpm WD caviar hard drive... im just sort of confused because western digital is supposed to be like, the best. maybe i just got a lemon (just my luck) if i get a new one, ill probably get a seagate.
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i have a seagate barracuda and i cant even hear it
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It's the drive. I would RMA that drive or buy another. Sooner or later that "noice" is really going to make you made when the drive fails. Western Digital has about a ten day turn around on their RMA's. BTW, I run two raptors and they are actually quiter than the 7200rpm SATA I use for backup!!
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no, its just the normal 7200 rpm WD caviar hard drive... im just sort of confused because western digital is supposed to be like, the best. maybe i just got a lemon (just my luck) if i get a new one, ill probably get a seagate.
Personally, i find WD to be in second or third place. Seagate is king, IMO. 3 drives, not a single problem ever, had them 2 years. Almost 100% silent.
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