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Old December 10, 2008, 11:12 PM
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Default new HDD noise on secondary drive after Vista reinstall?

Hi, I recently had an issue with a buggered up Windows update, obviously MS "support" wasn't very supportive. I decided to reinstall vista from scratch.

Ever since the reinstall my 640GB seagate seems to spin up, make a click sound, then about 15 seconds later spin down and make the same noise.

I never noticed this noise before, and its only cause my system is dead silent that you can hear it.

This drive never saw any action during the reinstall though, thats the point, I just keep all my important stuff on that drive for this reason.

any ideas? Vista settings or indexing or???
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Old December 12, 2008, 06:12 PM
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Check SATA data and power cable, it may not sit tight. But generally, Seagate drives click. They should rename the company to Clickgate.
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Old December 12, 2008, 06:28 PM
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I'm going to go with it's just Vista indexing after an install. If it keeps making noise after a week or so I would be concerned. But yah ... it seems all the new Seagate's make a lot of noise. One of my 500Gb drives just started howling. I've backed everything up and I am currently testing it.
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Check SATA data and power cable, it may not sit tight. But generally, Seagate drives click. They should rename the company to Clickgate.
That's not true. There are different types of noises a HDD make. Yes seagate uses offline diagnostics on their drives, and you may hear occasional seeking noises, like when you access data, but it is usually temporary. However, the loud "klonking", sounds some people report or other continual noises is NOT normal. I have so many seagates drive I could open a store including 320 and 500GB, and none of them make ANY noise - they run 24/7. The only noise they make is the faint seeking "click" during offline self testing, but it lasts only a minute then stops then remains quiet.

Clickgate. Now that's interesting, but unoriginal. How about SeaClicks ?
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I find my Seagate Drive dead quiet compared to my 74GB Raptor.....that thing sounds like a heard of water buffalos running around in my case!
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Old December 13, 2008, 09:35 PM
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it is faint if I had anything louder than an antec tricool on low I wouldnt hear it.

It is like a faint CLICK, then a whirr, then a click about 30seconds later and a whirr down...

I report back in a week, or is this normal (my first seagate)
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Seagates click...its normal.
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