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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
	4.3GB HD.

	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... :-(

	[]s, Roger...

  Rogério Brito - rbrito@ime.usp.br - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/

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