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Old 07-21-2005, 12:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey just have a quick question.

i have an older 7200rpm drive. it has that loud whirring noise that older drives had, i was wondering if theres a way to make that quieter
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one way is buying a new one and plugging it off
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either your hdd is dieing, it is rattling agaist the case so tighten it. Backup ASAP just in case it die's on you.
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When drives make that sound its an indication that they are on there way out within 6 months. do what wayne has advised!
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my Maxtor makes a bit of noise but only when it reads off the disk. But the i cant hear the spinning disks over the noise of the fans.
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My HD made loud whirring noises right before it died.
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Old 07-22-2005, 12:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Some brands of HDD are just plain noisy. To be safe, back up your data and wait it out. If it wasn't like that when you started, your best bet is to get a new HDD.

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how old is it?
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this would be horrible. Waiting for the death of your hdd .
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