10-24-2012 06:06 AM
can keep the disk quiet with 4 screws holding it in place?
if needed disable the APM, disks use < 10W max so do not worry about excess electric useage
windows can power down inactive disks
10-24-2012 06:19 AM
i have to go way back to a fijitsu disk in the dos era to be able to power up a functionaly and noisy disk, that unit squals so loudly that even 4 screws and insullation could not get ahead of it
my advise, see if somebody will RMA them, depends on the vendor I suspect
I assume the disks are error free
10-27-2012 06:02 PM - edited 10-27-2012 06:05 PM
also having issues with this chirping sound
im running 5x ST3000DM001-9YN166 drives with CC9E firmware in my NAS
the NAS is essentially inaudible apart from this terrible sound emanating from these drives
these drives are in a ZFS RAIDZ1 array, so if people are annoyed with the sound from one of these drives, imagine 5 drives doing it simultaneously.
i am running solaris 11 however so not entirely sure how to disable APM from that OS
10-28-2012 04:18 AM
I have lots of Linux experience but I am not aware of any tool for lower level disk management
I have not used Solaris so you best check with their forum
10-30-2012 09:27 AM
I'm considering purchasing the 3TB Barracuda (ST3000DM001) drives for use in my desktop that has the Intel/Marvell RST raid controller on the motherboard (ASUS P8P67 PRO B3 motherboard) in a RAID 1 setup, but am concerned about this "chirping" noises that I've been reading about. Are these noises an issue? Would this drive be suitable for use with the Intel/Marvell onboard RAID? I'm currently running a pair of Hitachi Deskstar 1TB drives w/o issues. Or should I be better off paying more for the Western Digital RED drives instead?
10-30-2012 12:08 PM
Make sure you have UEFI firmware for your MB to use large disks
10-31-2012 12:14 PM
@onedollar The chirping is an issue and I would stay away from seagate disks unil they release an official statement. We don't know if it will lead to premature death of the drives, but for HDD I would use precaution.I don't know the disks you are suggesting.
@ veganfanatic UEFI is totally unrelated with large disk support, don't make people more confused.
10-31-2012 12:23 PM
UEFI is needed for booting > 2tb