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Old 09-01-2007, 11:51 AM   #11
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how fast is your HDD rpm? or is it ide, sata por scuzzy? if thats how u spell it
It's a SATA drive and it runs at 7200rpm.
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Old 09-01-2007, 11:58 AM   #12
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It also says this on Seagate's website:
Normal sounds include:

1. Whining noise during drive spin-up.

2. Regular clicking or tapping sounds during drive access.

3. Hard clicks when the drive heads park.
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Old 09-01-2007, 12:08 PM   #13
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I didn't mention this, but the hard drive has been doing this since it was brand new. I bought it about a year ago. I also found this http://reviews.pricegrabber.com/hard...thread/376848/ where people are having the same problem with a Seagate drive and supposedly it's normal.
It's happened on alot of these drives, however my supplier immediately replaces any Seagate drive that makes the click.
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Old 09-01-2007, 12:20 PM   #14
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If I should replace it then, what's the best brand of hard drive you can buy right now? I was thinking of a Western Digital or a Samsung. I don't want another Seagate.
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Western digital is the best IMO.

But my cousin has a Seagate Barracuda, perp. recording technology. and it does that to every once and a while. It just goes Tick. and thats it.

Nothing to be worried about.
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Old 09-01-2007, 12:27 PM   #16
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Default Re: Question about my Seagate Barracuda

If it's still under warranty, you could contact Seagate about getting it replaced. Their customer service is top notch.

I have four Seagate drive in two different systems. They all work great. I haven't experienced the "click".

As for different brand drives, you really can't go wrong with any of the top name manufacturers. Western Digital, Seagate, Samsung, Hitachi, all make good quality drives.
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Old 09-01-2007, 01:28 PM   #17
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Don't Seagate drives have a 5 year warranty? I just checked and I've actually had the drive since December of 2005. So the drive is almost 2 years old. But the thing is, if they'll replace the drive they will probably want me to send them the one I have; I can't do that because I don't have another drive to mirror the current one onto.
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Default Re: Question about my Seagate Barracuda

Blank dvd's are cheap enough now, depending on how much u have to backup this might be a viable solution.
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how fast is your HDD rpm? or is it ide, sata por scuzzy? if thats how u spell it
SCSI is how it's spelled, but scuzzy is the correct way to pronounce it.
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My brother's got a Seagate SATA 7200 rpm that has always made a kinda beep noise (best way to explain it). Now it's running really slow, so it may be on it's way out. I haven't had any problems with any Western Digitals. They are silent (brand new), or are not very audible (2 year old HD).
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