10-22-2009 07:09 PM
I recently bought a 1.5 Barracuda drive and it seems to be running fine, except for a noticable click (with a little grinding noise) on powering up and a click on powering down. All test show drive is fine. I just want to be reassured that the drive is ok, otherwise I can return it.
10-23-2009 12:10 PM
Not sure is this forum is moderated, but would appreciate a reply. When I google "clicking" verdict seems clear: hard drive is headed for doom. Don't want to put sensitive data on this drive till I have a clear explanation. Alternative is to return it to store and try another brand, like WD.
10-31-2009 05:05 PM - edited 10-31-2009 05:08 PM
hi , jmr1948
i'm exactly in the same situation ! ( i have CC1H firmware revision )
i tried to search for ST31500341AS' normal poweron noise , but don't find anything really helpful , even on youtube
the first ST31500341AS i purchased madesame sound @ poweron & a small click only at powerdown, behaving normally in the middle...
however this summer, 3 months after purchase, it decided to deny me the access to all the data within it, fortunately this situation lasted a couple of hours.
after this fault the drive behaved like nothing happened, no loss of data !
I returned it to the seller two weeks ago who gave me in exchange another ST31500341AS...
meanwhile i obviously put sensitive data on a secondary hdd
the point is that new drive makes exactly the same noise in powerup & clicks in powerdown!!!
i have purchased so many hdds, but no one that's heathy makes that weird sound..
i want to get so badly a video of ST31500341AS powering up or anything else to solve this riddlle , just as you
10-31-2009 06:46 PM
11-01-2009 06:00 AM
first of all ,thank you for the reply & the detailed explanation
i forgot to mention that st3150034as is a sata2 3,5"
propably you're right stating that noise is due to automatic actuator lock;
however mobile hdds i own make different noise (while parkink their heads) from this one ; they make a more distinct sound that lasts lesser than st3150034as.
sure i'll follow your suggestion to ask further, maybe making a video of the issue,
i'll post the link in that topic as well ,so you can hear that noise by yourself & give me your opinion about it ^^
11-01-2009 10:18 PM - edited 11-01-2009 10:22 PM
11-02-2009 09:57 AM - edited 11-02-2009 10:01 AM
i have done what you suggested, just to be sure that OS is not involved
but the noise remains the same, now i recorded a video , here's the link :
what do you think about it?
consider that on poweron it makes the same sound of the first ST31500341AS purchased
in my opinion that noise isn't good
ps i have disconnected all other drives in the case prior to make the video, so i'm sure that's ST31500341AS speaking ...
11-05-2009 05:16 PM
11-08-2009 05:11 AM
ok , thank you anyway for the effort
i have returned it to the seller because it clicked while normal use also
i'll post here what the seller tells me about that Hdd