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November 29, 2011 9:13:06 PM

My computer has a WDC WD2500KS-00MJB0 for its hard drive. I got my computer back from a local tech shop recently after upgrading it and everything is great so far. My computer has never been this quiet. However, sometimes I hear clicking noises from my computer after I boot up in the morning. The clicking goes away in a minute or two and everything after that is very quiet. Is this normal for some hard drives to click upon startup as a way to warm up or could it be something else like a fan? I'm not sure if this is something that has been happening all along that I'm noticing now due to a quieter machine. Thanks in advance for any input.

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a b G Storage
November 29, 2011 9:43:23 PM

The only moving parts in a computer would be fan(s) and HDD. HDDs do make some kind of noises but those are not clicking noises. To my mind, looks like noise is coming from fan(s).
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November 29, 2011 9:48:29 PM

I hope that is the case. It is a horrible time to buy a HDD right now. The case is an Antec Sonata III. I didn't have the case fans hooked up before I brought it to the shop. I got the computer back with the case fans plugged in so that is one of the differences.
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a b G Storage
November 29, 2011 9:52:37 PM

So again, plugging in of fans now is an indicator that noise could be coming from fans.
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November 30, 2011 7:41:46 PM

Best answer selected by hpdeskjet.
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