Re: Noisy HD of an iBook
On Feb 22 2002, Woo-il Song wrote:
> My HDD seems to be *a little* noisy after I've changed filesystem
> from ext2 to ext3. Do you use ext3?
Well, first of all, let me say that the noises the HD is
producing are similar to the noises produced by a Desktop HD
when its head is jumping in non-sequential reads.
I find it quite strange that it is so noisy, because my other
notebook, a Compaq Armada V300, has a quite silent HD compared
to the iBook's. But then, the technology of them are quite
different, since the iBook has a 20GB HD and the Compaq has a
Anyway, the noise occur during any disk activity, but during
sequential reads it is bearable.
I'm using ext2, but it made similar noises when I had MacOS X
In your case, I guess that it would help if you mounted your
HD with the noatime option (if you don't need the atime being
updated at every file access).
Thank you *very* much for your feedback. I'm almost desperate
now with this thing... :-(
Rogério Brito - email@example.com - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/