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RE: Loud Harddrive Clicking noise periodicaly-Dell700m

Compaq presario 2800. Debian Woody. This clicking noise is connected with
the power policies of the HDD, $ parking head $ parking head $ parking head,
do you have a HITACHI HDD? That is the Fact! See their www page

-----Mensaje original-----
De: Romana Branden [mailto:romana@timelady.com] 
Enviado el: jueves, 16 de diciembre de 2004 2:39
Para: debian-laptop@lists.debian.org
CC: Anders Ellenshøj Andersen
Asunto: Re: Loud Harddrive Clicking noise periodicaly-Dell700m

On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 11:33 am, Anders Ellenshøj Andersen wrote:
> Torsdag den 16. december 2004 01:33 skrev Benedek Frank:
> > On my laptop, a Dell 700m, which has a 30GB HDD, I hear a loud click
> > every now and then. I think I read it somewhere, that some harddrives or
> > controllers have a problem. Or it may have been a BIOS problem, but I
> > cannot recall it. I read it somewhere some time ago.
> >
> > Did anybody has the same problem with a loud click-ish sound coming from
> > the HDD, while using Linux (Debian Sarge 2.6.8-1-386) ?
> Sounds familiar. Don't think it is a problem though. Older disks, like
> Quantum fireballs would make quite loud clicks now and then if I remember
> correctly. I don't think it is specific to laptops either.
> Anders

my acer aspire has a 40gb that does it. doesnt seem to bother anything. 
running sid and the evil xp - but 99% of time sid. does it in both though,
not o/s issue:)
Romana Branden
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but words can break my heart..
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