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April 16, 2013 3:54:45 AM

Hello

We recently replaced our Seagate Barracuda to a WD VelociRaptor and two new problems came along. We do not know if that is common with this new HDD though.

The drive makes a lot of noise.. As if it the wheels are tearing on each other - if you know what I mean. And secondly, whenever there is a Windows update right after shuting down the PC, we find out after opening it again that it has failed - twice already!

Is the drive defected or what?

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a b G Storage
April 16, 2013 4:41:05 AM

Without knowing exactly what you mean by a tearing sound, the high speed of the drive is what might be causing the tearing sound.

If the windows update is failing, that is usually something with the update process and not your hard drive.

Can you save other files without a problem? What OS are you using?
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April 16, 2013 1:43:17 PM

ubercake said:
Without knowing exactly what you mean by a tearing sound, the high speed of the drive is what might be causing the tearing sound.

If the windows update is failing, that is usually something with the update process and not your hard drive.

Can you save other files without a problem? What OS are you using?


The tearing sound is a mechanical one as it seems. The drive runs at 10 000 RPM.

The Windows Update of Windows7 has finally finished without a sign of failure!
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a b G Storage
April 17, 2013 2:51:04 AM

thrunthru said:
ubercake said:
Without knowing exactly what you mean by a tearing sound, the high speed of the drive is what might be causing the tearing sound.

If the windows update is failing, that is usually something with the update process and not your hard drive.

Can you save other files without a problem? What OS are you using?


The tearing sound is a mechanical one as it seems. The drive runs at 10 000 RPM.

The Windows Update of Windows7 has finally finished without a sign of failure!


Great. Glad you got it working.
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April 18, 2013 4:27:08 PM

ubercake said:
thrunthru said:
ubercake said:
Without knowing exactly what you mean by a tearing sound, the high speed of the drive is what might be causing the tearing sound.

If the windows update is failing, that is usually something with the update process and not your hard drive.

Can you save other files without a problem? What OS are you using?


The tearing sound is a mechanical one as it seems. The drive runs at 10 000 RPM.

The Windows Update of Windows7 has finally finished without a sign of failure!


Great. Glad you got it working.


Yeah, but the drive`s noise isnt sort out yet..
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a b G Storage
April 19, 2013 4:38:00 AM

Without hearing it, I can't tell you if I'd worry about it or not. There are a couple of youtube videos dedicated to velociraptor noise. You might check those out and compare.

That being said...If I were in your situation and thought my drive was making bad sounds, I'd get the data transferred to a new drive ASAP.
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