New system HDD problem

Hey guys. A short time ago i bought new pc specs. With my old specs hdd was fine. But after i got new ones hdd started make scratch noise. How to solve this problem?
New specs:
Mobo - asrock z77 extreme 6
Cpu - i5 3570k
ram - g.skill ares 2x4gb
psu - xfx pro series xxx edition 750w
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  1. Add a small SSD, and move Your virtual memory (swap file) over to it.

    By small, I mean 32Gb or less. The speed is not critical; any cheap SATA-2 SSD will outrun Your old HDD by an order of magnitude when swapping from RAM.
  2. And u think ssd will solve noise sound problem?..
  3. Eclipsion said:
    And u think ssd will solve noise sound problem?..


    The noise comes from Your hard disk recalibrating the servo that moves the read/write head. It does this after a certain number of reads or writes. (In other words, the noise means Your hard disk is super busy.)

    About half the reads and writes in a decently configured system are from virtual memory. A poorly configured system (with too little RAM for the work load) can overuse virtual memory.

    The cheapest solution to take load off Your hard disk is to add a small and cheap SSD as I described.

    Another solutions might be to replace Your hard disk with an SSD, but that involves a big, expensive SSD. This is the upgrade that would be the most expensive and that would yield the best results.

    Yet another solution is to increase the amount of RAM in Your PC. 8GB may be enough, or it may not. Adding RAM may help, or it may have no effect. Start the TASK MANGER, and click on PERFORMANCE. See how much "MEMORY" You are using. If You are using no more than 1/3 of Your physical RAM, You are good. If You are using more than half, You would benefit from more RAM.

    The weird thing about Windows is that it uses virtual memory when there's no need to. Even if You have tons of RAM, Windows still works Your hard disk moving things out of RAM and to Your hard disk, then back again. An SSD is made to run thousands of tiny reads and writes. Hard disks are not made for that kind of workload. Using a hard disk for virtual memory can do amazing things to a system's performance.
  4. Recycled said:
    Eclipsion said:
    And u think ssd will solve noise sound problem?..


    The noise comes from Your hard disk recalibrating the servo that moves the read/write head. It does this after a certain number of reads or writes. (In other words, the noise means Your hard disk is super busy.)

    About half the reads and writes in a decently configured system are from virtual memory. A poorly configured system (with too little RAM for the work load) can overuse virtual memory.

    The cheapest solution to take load off Your hard disk is to add a small and cheap SSD as I described.

    Another solutions might be to replace Your hard disk with an SSD, but that involves a big, expensive SSD. This is the upgrade that would be the most expensive and that would yield the best results.

    Yet another solution is to increase the amount of RAM in Your PC. 8GB may be enough, or it may not. Adding RAM may help, or it may have no effect. Start the TASK MANGER, and click on PERFORMANCE. See how much "MEMORY" You are using. If You are using no more than 1/3 of Your physical RAM, You are good. If You are using more than half, You would benefit from more RAM.

    The weird thing about Windows is that it uses virtual memory when there's no need to. Even if You have tons of RAM, Windows still works Your hard disk moving things out of RAM and to Your hard disk, then back again. An SSD is made to run thousands of tiny reads and writes. Hard disks are not made for that kind of workload. Using a hard disk for virtual memory can do amazing things to a system's performance.


    Can you answer the question: Why HDD didn't make noise sounds with old specs?
  5. I'm guessing the HDD did not make noise in the old setup because Your hard disk was fast enough to keep up with Your old system. This new system is much faster than Your old one, and hits the hard disk with more read/write demands.

    I have been assuming this whole time that Your HDD was not dropped or damaged in the upgrade. Have You tried running chkdsk, scandisk, HDTune, or some other diagnostic on it?
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