Strange clicking noise from my laptop hard drive
I managed to record it using my laptops built-in microphone.
To those who would prefer a description:
It starts fast and slows down. I opened the file with Audacity and
determined the intervals to be 0.1, 0.3, 0.6, 10, 15 seconds, then it
It sounds like some kind of protocol negotiation algorithm that requires
a disk sync when the polling time doubles.
Here's a link for your listening pleasure:
I'm hoping it's some cron job, or DropBox, Trinity Desktop, wifi, smart
disk status monitoring, nVidia, Intel, ... not a virus trying to phone home.
I'm really hoping that someone reading this will go "oh that thing" and
know what it is instantly.
Curiously it doesn't happen every day.