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300GB Velociraptor noise

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Last response: in Storage
January 25, 2009 9:19:39 PM

I just built a new rig and It works great. I hear a noise though and I'm just wondering if it's normal. It's a high pitch noise (similar sounding to a tv when it's on mute in a quite room) it seems to come from the 10,000 Rpm velociraptor drive. I've never owned one of these. Is that a normal noise?

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a c 187 G Storage
January 25, 2009 10:55:13 PM

I have a quiet case, so I don't notice mine. My fan noise on low is louder. The VR does spin faster at 10k rpm, so I suppose there should be some sound from that.
Monitor the SMART statistics, perhaps using speedfan and check that all the numbers are green.
January 25, 2009 11:05:00 PM

Cool. I'll check that out thanks.
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January 26, 2009 4:35:41 AM

Raptors are noisy yes. When its spinning in a bad case especialy when its new you can get a noise like you speak of.
a b G Storage
January 26, 2009 6:45:21 PM

My Velociraptors are quieter than any other desktop drive I've ever used, mainly because they are 2.5" (IIRC, the old raptors were loud though).