I found this forum by accident and I think I found a treasure... Anyway, I am writing about a problem with my HDD.
I bought a laptop(x75vb) second hand few days ago, and the machine is pretty much new(6 months). Everything works fine
except the HDD. The HDD is HGST HTS541075A9, and the problem with it is that it makes really disturbing noises.
Here's a link of the sound it makes:http://vocaroo.com/i/s03LwhLhHtFr (mouse click = open file). Sometimes that sound is present for few minutes
and then it stops and after that again. At other time it just goes on for a lot longer. And sometimes there's this sound
like the hand with the head/s is retracting, the noise is simmilar like the one from the old printers.
The S.M.A.R.T system says everything is OK(http://postimg.org/image/a5potvxi1/), there is no degradation.
I made a surface test with EraseUS Partition Master and all sectors were green. When I looked over the internet
I found that this sound might be a power saving function for the HDD by Wester Digital which makes the heads park after few seconds of inactivity,
and did some search and deactivated it(i think)
as this video shows
to do it. But after the restart the noise was present again.
And now what comes to mind is that there is a problem with the head/s because I store the OS on this HDD so it shouldn't be able to idle
that much or at all(may be mistaken).
So here am I. If someone has any idea what this might be, please tell me, i'll be really grateful!
Edit: I defragmanted the hard drive and it seems that the noise went down to some degree. From that I derive that the noise is coming from read/write actions...
I'll have to bear with it I guess. Just my luck. But still i can't agree that this should be a normal sound of a HDD with 900 hours of work hours
Edited by BMutev, 24 November 2014 - 12:57 AM.