09-14-2012 11:46 AM
open up the command prompt and run
then reboot and let it check your system disk
CHKDSK D: /R
for another disk etc
the more important your data, the more redundancy you should use
09-21-2012 02:22 AM - edited 09-21-2012 02:38 AM
Well, I have to add another drive with this strange sound: 3TB ST3000VX000 (recognized by Drive Detect as ST3000VX000-9YW166) with firmware version CV13.
For me it sounds like a crashing bottle on the floor/wall but it is definitely the same sound as given in the original post and recorded here. The sound appears purely at random - I use the drive as non-system drive for data storage only. I found no relationship between reading/writing and the sound. I'd rather say it sounds when the drive is idle...
I've checked for firmware update but there is no newer firmware yet. Do you think we (me & other with sensitive ears ) just live with this problem?
10-07-2012 09:41 PM
There appears to be a work around for Linux users and it's not turning off APM (it does not look like hdparm can turn off APM on these drives). I got the info from this link here:
You have to disable spindown & disable write cache. I'm not sure why you have to disable write cache, but I still had chirps when I had it enabled (though my testing is limited).
Basically you want to run commands (example):
# Disables write cache
hdparm -W 0 /dev/sda
hdparm -S 0 /dev/sda
I tested on Fedora Core 17 with 3 ST3000DM001 3TB drives in Raid 5 using md raid. So far it appears to work. But only with both turned off. It is nice to finally not hear any chirps.
10-16-2012 09:55 AM
Maybe unrelated but with the lack of information from Seagate we can only guess:
So it's a new proof that at Seagate they're having issues.
10-19-2012 11:28 AM - edited 10-19-2012 11:30 AM
I unfortunately bought two of these drives so you can imagine my annoyance at the near non-stop head crashing sounds throughout the day.
I ended up downloading the CrystalDiskInfo and disabled APM. I was happy to see that it completely eliminated the head crashing and my drives are now silent.
Now with that said, is there any danger in disabling APM? With APM disabled, it's my understanding that the drives are basically getting full power 24/7 and never power off.
Will disabling APM be bad for the health of the drive in the long haul or will the head crashing with APM turned on be worse for it?
I can't believe there hasn't been a single word from Seagate on this issue. I've been a big fan of them for years and this has made me consider never buying another drive from them. Come on guys, give us a firmware update.
10-23-2012 12:07 PM
Bought the st2000dm001 a week ago (my old WD died)- same problem as everyone here.
Updated firmware, disabled APM.....
In addition to all the frustration when i sent an email to support the only reply i got is:
u have an OEM HDD so its not our problem anymore.
With such an attitude..... i'm going to exchange the HDD for other brand (no luck with Seagate).
Good luck everybody
Hope the problem will be solved soon
10-23-2012 12:13 PM
i get my disks from etailers and I have not had problems since the pair of 500 gb disks died due to tvs diodes
mind you i am using better quality power supplies in the shop mainly as I am now improving electrical efficiently.
older power supplies are less likely to still be in full spec at load, and OEM models tend to be absolute crud
10-24-2012 05:31 AM
this has been already discussed, it's NOT a problem of power supplies, mine stating a solid 850 VA.
Have a nice day.
10-24-2012 05:38 AM
try using the disk on a motherboard with a SATA port and see if that works better, its possible the NAS has issues
10-24-2012 06:00 AM
Thanks for your suggestions, but this has already been tested. Please read the thread.
Personally when I made the firmware update, I connected the 2 disks to the motherboard's SATA connection,
powering the two disks from the PSU of the desktop with exactly the same chirps.
The cause has already been identificated in the Power Management setting of the disks, coded in the firmware.
If you read the thread you will know exactly wat is happening.