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post #1 of 18
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Hello

My newly bought samsung spinspoint F3 is generating some noise

Is it normal?
post #2 of 18
The only noise I get from my F3 is at spin up, otherwise they are silent.
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Want to explain the type of noise?

Cause doing transfers of 50GB+ files makes a certain type of noise (spinning noise) and a dying drive makes a certain type of noise (scratching/screeching).
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post #4 of 18
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The noise i hear become louder when it is loading something however it is always doing some noise
post #5 of 18
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I can't explain the type of noise but it is not a sound when the disk is dying
post #6 of 18
I would suggest testing it to be sure there is not a problem, but other than that, kinda hard to address noises we cannot hear.

IMO, those are loud drives compared to WD's, so it may be normal.
 
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post #7 of 18
Is the noise cyclical and rhythmic? Like every second?
post #8 of 18
A faint pulsing hum is normal for these drives. I was paranoid at first but googling relieved my fears.
    
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post #9 of 18
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cyclical sound :S
post #10 of 18
If you thought the F3 would be a silent 1TB mechanical drive... you were totally misled.

Any drive that is 7200 RPM and has more than one platter will generate some noise, it's normal.

Your best option is to check your drive health, it can be done with HDTune
    
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