Originally Posted by AnonymousI
All new HDs have SMART (Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology). In lamen terms, the BIOS/software receives SMART attributes like HD temp, errors, and more from the HD. When a SMART attribute value reaches a threshold value, the BIOS/software alerts you that a SMART attribute value(s) have reached a threshold value and beeps to let you know... If you have SMART software, it can tell you these info and predict impending drive failures. BUT hearing a beep doesnt always mean a bad thing... It just tells you that something's not normal in your HD, most likely temperature.
Just to be safe, you should download SMART software to see exactly what the problem is.
Just a comment on your sig, how can you say it isn't the fault of the computer?, I agree that the hardware/software etc can
cause problems, & the operator can
gum up the works sometimes, but you're saying it's the guy at the keyboard all the time!!