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Hard Drive Pitch Driving Me Crazy


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#1 likealady

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 08:10 PM

I built my rig this year in January. It's still a fairly good machine or at least still good enough for what I use it for. During that time and now I have replaced all the case fans for fun, a new cpu fan because it was starting to fail and a new and better power supply.

But I noticed ever since I built it there has been a very high pitched noise coming from somewhere and it's driving me nuts. First the boyfriend said it was the power supply so that's mainly why it got replaced. But it's still there and I'm starting to think it's coming from the hard drive. I'm not 100% but I can't really tell. The noise goes on and off, sometimes it's very quiet other times you can hear it from far away.

It's starting to scare me because I would really hate it if my hard drive suddenly died and everything on it would be lost. Is this just normal or should I look into replacing it with a better one? It's a 250gig Maxtor. It's made the pitch since January and it hasn't died on me but anyone that I've asked about it says I shouldn't worry about it, that it's just a normal hard drive whine. :thumbsup:

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 08:23 PM

Go to Maxtor-Seagate's
site and download the diagnostic tools to help troubleshoot the drive
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Edited by garmanma, 01 June 2007 - 08:25 PM.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:38 PM

Here's some sample sounds and the problems they diagnose.

http://www.hitachigst.com/hddt/knowtree.ns...0c?OpenDocument

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 01:49 PM

Go to Maxtor-Seagate's
site and download the diagnostic tools to help troubleshoot the drive
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Thanks much! But I have to ask will this work in Vista?

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 05:52 PM

Yes read the description: Because the software boots to its own operating system you can test your drive regardless of the OS installed on it. You can even test a new or completely blank drive.
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