Re: [trinity-users] Re: Strange clicking noise from my laptop hard drive
On 05/19/2017 09:24 AM, Philip Ashmore wrote:
I got a new hard disk.
I still get the same clicking, but now it also sometimes happens before
I type in the passphrase to unlock the luks encrypted lvm partition the
OS sits on.
Maybe it's the hard disk controller.
I also took out the Broadcom wifi/bluetooth pci express card as it was
acting up too.
Maybe it's time to retire this Samsung NP-RF711-S07UK.
Bought in 2012, that's four years more than the warranty.
Still using the Samsung, no clicks at the moment.
I have a IBM/Lenovo T61 a friend gave me brand new (as a gift) back in
2007. It's still going! Running Debian 8.8 with XFCE. However, I too
hear some faint clicking noises from time to time and wonder if the HD
is dying. I have a spare HD (has only 80GB and Windows Vista Home
Premium pre-installed on it). I don't want to really replace the HD
(whether new - as I can't afford it or the original 80GB one). But it's
been working otherwise, no problems or errors.
My HP Pavilion g7 I've had maybe 4 or 5 years now (forgot when I
actually got it) and it is my "main" system I use all day every day.
Never any clicking noises or problems (set up the same with Debian 8.8
with XFCE). That one sometimes would run a bit hot (so I put fans under
it and have some power management packages installed).
I'm not sure why some systems react a certain way and other's don't. But
if you put a new HD in and the clicking is still there, then you just
ruled out the HD, at least.
Next thing I think you could check is the fan, and the system
temperatures. Maybe a fan is starting to go or just needs cleaning and