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akka

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Hello! Please, help me, I'm having a problem: When I first turned on my computer(when I bought this), there were very strange sounds from HDD. When the CPU Usage is more than 5% I can hear this sounds. Please, download recording of this sound from here:
http://www.filefacto...99c2f/n/asd_wav
Please, download this and listen...
HDD Model is "ST3160815AS"
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Neil Jones

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This sounds like normal hard drive head seeking behaviour.
What problem are you having with this computer?
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So, its normal right?
I have no problems with my computer.
But, its not very old HD. should it have this sounds? Can I turn it OFF?
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So, its normal right?
I have no problems with my computer.
But, its not very old HD. should it have this sounds? Can I turn it OFF?


I cannot listen to the file, but if what Neil jones is saying is correct
Yes it is normal
Are you having any other problems with your computer?
You can't turn it off. This is the sound that a hd makes as the heads seek the hard disc platter for information.
It will spin up and then anytime you do something it may make a noise.
How old is the computer and the hd?
what kind of hd is it? Brand and model
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So, its normal right?
I have no problems with my computer.
But, its not very old HD. should it have this sounds? Can I turn it OFF?


The day you don't hear this sound is the day you need to worry. :)
Some computers have an option in the BIOS for acoustic management of the drive - bearing in mind lowering the noise of the drive effectively lowers its performance so there will be a trade-off between performance and speed - you can't have it both ways.
This sound should only occur when the machine is loading/writing to/from the hard drive, or on other occasions it'll probably appear to do it at seemingly random occasions for short bursts of time. This is all normal behaviour, it's when it does it non-stop or doesn't do it at all is when you need to worry about it.
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Neil Jones &rshaffer61 Thank you very very much for help :)
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You are very welcome. I'm glad we could help. Please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask.
Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help.
This issue now appears to be resolved.


If other members are reading this and have a similar problem please begin a New Topic and someone will assist you as soon as possible
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You're very polite.
Thanks for helping... :) :)
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