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Your safe mode results look correct. Normal mode, not so much.

I'd look into upgrading your firmware, as stated. Some of the AM3 boards have issues with the older F3 drives.

And the noise, that's somewhat normal. Mine are somewhat decently loud, and they work just fine. The reason they're constantly seeking is from indexing. If you disable the indexing service, that can stop that...but your search times will be slower.
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I agree with pioneerisloud. Your safe mode results look right so it probably has to be firmware issue.
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I tried to do the firmware update following the steps on..

http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=308

but I am having trouble booting from disc upon startup. My primary boot disc is set to my dvd drive. Can anyone help walk me through this?
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The good news is, Samsungs (And seagates, for that matter) RMA system is exceptional and you'll have a new drive 2-3 days from the point of you sending the problem one to them.
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So I updated some of my mobo drivers, and it seems like the drive isn't constantly seeking. Speeds seem normal and comparable to the results as posted in safe mode. Hope this fixed the problem.
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Originally Posted by krnb0iek;13332046 
So I updated some of my mobo drivers, and it seems like the drive isn't constantly seeking. Speeds seem normal and comparable to the results as posted in safe mode. Hope this fixed the problem.

Did you manage to update your firmware?

I have created an ISO on my blog to fix the WD TLER issue on older drives. If you want i can upload a similar ISO with the samsung firmware and give you a download link. All you have to do is burn it to a cd and boot from the CD.

Then you can just follow the instructions on my blog??

Hell i'll do it anyway someone will get use out of it. I'll post an update here once the file is uploaded.
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Originally Posted by jackbrennan2008;13332106 
Did you manage to update your firmware?

I have created an ISO on my blog to fix the WD TLER issue on older drives. If you want i can upload a similar ISO with the samsung firmware and give you a download link. All you have to do is burn it to a cd and boot from the CD.

Then you can just follow the instructions on my blog??

Hell i'll do it anyway someone will get use out of it. I'll post an update here once the file is uploaded.

Awesome, thank you! repped smile.gif
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Actually, I should have said before; I had to update the firmware on both of my F3's, as there are KNOWN issues with the SB850 chipset and the F3's. Update your bios (if you haven't already).
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Also, could it be that since I reinstalled Windows 7, all the hard drive activity is coming from Windows updates?
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