Re: Noisy HD of an iBook
On Feb 22 2002, Michael Hope wrote:
> It could depend on who the original manufacturer of the drive is.
Yes, I thought about that, but didn't explicitly say so. This
was implicit in me saying that the HD had a 20GB of space.
> After a HDD failure it now has a Toshiba inside it, which is quieter
> in normal operation but has a noisy 'clunk' when the heads park
> shortly after an operation.
Wow, that's *exactly* the behaviour of my Toshiba in my oooold
Compaq Armada V300.
> I had another Toshiba drive that did the same thing, so I guess it's
> a feature.
So, seeing the evidences, it would seem that is a sensible
> My iBook FW at work started out with a very noisy IBM drive - this
> thing had about three different sets of noises it made and would
> change through them during the day.
I didn't pay that much attention to the different noises, but
I recognized only two: one during sequential reads and the
other during random reads. But again, I didn't pay too much
> It would be interesting to see (using hdparam) who makes your drive.
> Bets on it being IBM.
You hit the nail on the head! Exactly. I didn't check it right
now (it's not here), but that was one the first things I
noticed when I booted linux on the iBook.
So, I guess that it is a sad fact of life that I'll have to
endure this with the iBook... :-(
Thank you very much for your assistance, Roger...
Rogério Brito - email@example.com - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/