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seagate SATA 80GB noise

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February 12, 2004 1:36:36 AM

I just bought a Seagate 80GB SATA HD(ST380013AS)
,after 2 days using it, I find the new HD has a noise ,its not very loud but the noise is obvious louder than my old WD 80 7200rmp HD, so is it normal? should I take it back and change it?

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February 12, 2004 6:52:11 AM

I have no experiences with this drive, but I don't think its a drive problem. Further I doubt you'll be able to RMA it simply because is makes more noise than the WD.

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February 12, 2004 7:54:36 AM

Is this noise present all the time? Im using 2 seagate drives and together they are still quieter that my WD drive when idle.

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February 14, 2004 3:44:52 PM

Could just be a loud ground strap (the thing that rubs on the platter/spindle to get rid of the static charges). Could just be that it needs to be lubricated or something, but I wouldn't have the foggiest idea how to do that and I wouldn't suggest that you do it yourself.

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February 15, 2004 10:23:25 PM

Seagate drives seem to vibrate more than others. If you have a steel case, perhaps the vibrations are reverberating off structures inside the case. Try tightening the screws that hold the drive in. Sometimes they loosen which may create the noise.

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