04-21-2012 03:11 PM
I'm pretty sure if they pass Seatools this is some sort of config error, I had it myself briefly with mine but I can't remember how I resolved it, iirc it was a clean house move that sorted it,
Do these steps
Test with Seatools Windows edition
Install HD Sentinal for health and error checking
Update any and all drivers (this means re-install over the top even if the driver you have is current)
Take it out of the case and place it somewhere it won't get knocked about to check it's not a sound transfer getting amp'd up
However if you really want to swap em in, do it asap before the consumer grace period runs out, and do it back to the re-seller or you will end up with re-furbs that were broken in exchange, good luck whichever way you turn with it.
04-22-2012 01:57 AM - edited 04-22-2012 01:59 AM
I'm glad I found this thread. I bought the 3TB ST3000DM001 model of this drive a few days ago from Amazon, and it also had the same sound mentioned here right after I put it in a usb Mediasonic ProBox enclosure. The drive otherwise seems to work fine under Windows and Ubuntu Linux.
I tested the drive in Seatools and got a failure result for the drive self test because drive serial number could not be detected but a pass on the short generic test. Hopefully there might be a fix for this issue because I would not want to send a drive that is working fine back to the store.
04-22-2012 06:08 PM - edited 04-22-2012 07:27 PM
Another chirping Seagate.
This time in an MacPro (SnowLeopard / Lion, makes no difference).
Drive in question is brand new Barracuda 2TB, (ST2000DM001-9YN164).
Month old. Same behaviour from day one.
I actually bought two of them. Haven't troubleshoot them yet, but it might be very possible that both of them are doing the same thing. It hard to tell, sound is EXACTLY the same every single time..
I was thinking if it was a mechanical fault, wouldn't there be at least a slight variation?
Drives are not in a RAID, one is full 2TB, the other currently partitioned in 1.5TB-0.5 TB.....
(More info on drive current attributes from "smartmontools", see screenshot bellow)
Anyway, can't shed any more light on the matter, just wanted to add another model, another platform.
Its hard to pinpoint the moment it does it, as it's completely random. I get between 5-10 chirps per hour.
Divide that by two drives, I am not sure it's both of them, but it's very likely.
Needles to say, drives work as expected, but I am watching them like a hawk.
I was thinking of doing some light troubleshoot on them, but it seems there is no point, it's seems to be "widespread", across diff models and platforms...
Cheers to all,
04-22-2012 07:35 PM
As a comparison, look into this old Hitachi drive smartmontools output.
I think there are at least some worrying numbers in Seagate output.
At least in a "prefail" related attributes,
namely 1."Raw Read Error Rate", and 7."Seek Error Rate"....
Hitachi has Zero... After 20 000 hours....
Maybe somebody can put some more meaning on these numbers..
04-22-2012 10:12 PM
I to am having the same problem. I have 2 of them in a netgear NAS. Both HDD's make the noise.
I uploaded a Video to youtube and sent it to netgear. They were nice enuff to replace the NAS to try and solve the problem... But of couse it hasn't.
04-22-2012 10:36 PM - edited 04-22-2012 10:39 PM
8 users and counting...........
@juddersnz, Thanks for posting that video, at least that further comfirns that people are hearing the EXACT SAME SOUND and not some other sound.
04-23-2012 01:23 AM
8 users and counting...........
9 Users... I'm not sure, because actually I'm on work and can't play any soundfiles or youtube videos on my pc. Strange sound (isn't it more like a heavy "tic"?), never heard this before - I will listen to your files when I am at home and compare it to my brand new Seagate (2TB) frustrating sounds.
04-23-2012 04:22 AM - edited 04-23-2012 05:13 AM
I have to admit that i'm a bit upset since nearly every part of my new system doesn't run as well as i excepted.... the hdd is still on my mind. No chance to work now, so i found more information... enjoy...
http://vimeo.com/39254219 (also with a video i just can't watch now) but interesting comments:
"I talked to the Seagate Service Hotline (which is really excellent! Thank you, Mr J.H. for your help and advice) on March 29th 2012 and have been told that this is definitely not a normal noise and that (all) the drives should be sent back to Seagate. Well, sad to hear that (we have 4 drives) but a really good example of how a company's service should be. Seagate, you have a new fan!"
I've also read about a guy who just swapped 4 HDDs... and still got this issue.
And another interesting Topic from another Forum:
Parking my head on the desk now...