07-15-2012 03:11 AM
07-17-2012 09:13 PM
Do not be fooled.
Replacement the HD as soon as possible and do not trust Seatool, the seatool will say that the HD is in perfect condition, until one day turn on the computer and no longer works.
Replacement the HD is the only solution, as many times as necessary until you send an HD without problems.
Is it you money.
07-26-2012 06:09 AM
It all depends on how you use your drives. I would assume that it's normal and even preferred that the APM i.e. chirping noise is ON. It's due to the head parking of the drive. It reduces heat and power.
I took my ST3000DM001 out of the enclosure ( because of prices) to use in servers. I can reduce or eliminate the chirp noise or set APM to OFF by using hdparm.
Whether this is recommended by Seagate I do not know. May be somebody from Seagate engineering can enlighten us?