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Re: Loud Harddrive Clicking noise periodicaly-Dell700m


Yes, I read that problem before with the Hitachi drives. However, mine is an 
IBM drive, and it makes a different sound. Users of the Hitachi drive said, 
that they get the sound, that is like:


However, All I get is  tick   and then nothing for 10-20-30 mintues, and then 
again, tick. 

Anybody heard that before?



On Thursday 16 December 2004 02:46 pm, Antonio Expósito wrote:
> 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,
> so
> not o/s issue:)

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