Re: Strange clicking noise from my laptop hard drive
On 10/05/17 20:54, Jhoanir Torres wrote:
I think your disk is broken.
On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 2:32 PM, Philip Ashmore
<email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
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 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.
I had suspended to ram and restored => clicking.
Fresh boot today => no clicking.
Also the intervals are 0.1, 0.3, 0.6, 1.0, 1.5 seconds.
And, yep, I've ordered another hard drive.