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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
<contact@philipashmore.com <mailto:contact@philipashmore.com>> wrote:

    Hi there.

    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 repeats.

    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.

    Philip Ashmore

Jhoanir Torres

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.

Philip Ashmore

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