I had the same problem with my hdd. but mine was more often like evry 2 or 3 seconds. it turned out that my hdd was broken...
hope its not the case with urs
Benedek Frank <firstname.lastname@example.org> schrieb am 17.12.04 00:47:22:
> 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:email@example.com]
> > Enviado el: jueves, 16 de diciembre de 2004 2:39
> > Para: firstname.lastname@example.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:)