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12-17-2009 04:46 PM
Hello, I'm another person with this problem. The loudest thing in my computer is the Seagate Barracuda (500gb 3.0)
The buzzing noise is unreasonable.
Can you advise me in any way? Is it possible to turn this off-line error scanning off?
Is there another Seagate that does not have this problem? I have thought about buying some enclosure for it as if it were an external drive, but it would almost be cheaper just to get another (quieter) drive.
Would the operating system or running as Raid make any difference?
Thank you. I know a lot of people notice these things. Unfortunately it's not something I could of checked for when buying the product.
12-18-2009 08:37 PM
Just to clarify, this is not a defect (or is it?). This drive is brand new.
This is not a reasonable noise, but a high pitch squeel. High enough to hear through a computer case and over the 5 fans. Like finger nails on a chalk board, or the monitor of an old television set, not very loud but constant when powered up (never ending even under load).
12-19-2009 07:28 AM