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My Samsung Spinpoint F3 sounds like a computer from the 1990's, with a constant, distinct clicking noise that occurs whenever the computer is running. so basically, all the time lol.


However, I've read around the forums that some people's F3's are completely silent, or only make audible noises on startup, and then are completely silent.

Normally this wouldn't bother me, but the hard drive is constantly, constantly clicking, even when I'm not doing anything (although I'm aware that the computer also performs other actions even when there's no input).

So would this be normal? Any input from other F3 users? Any recommendations for hard drives that aren't this noisy?
Edited by Intelship - 7/20/11 at 12:17am
post #2 of 16
mine does that sometimes and othertimes not , its pretty odd how it comes and goes. I kinda wish id gotten a caviar black lol.
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It's software accessing it in the background. Usually if you break out some competent disk I/O graphing software, you can pinpoint it - but that's a lot of work.

It helps if your OS partition is tiny. Then the F3 seeks much less distance when it's doing whatever Windows tells it to do.

I've got a Win2k box that makes the exact same noise pattern.
     
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From further research, I found out that this can also be caused by resonance within the case. However, if I'm not mistaken, the HAF 912 should have rubber grommets or whatever on the HD rails.
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if you open resource monitor, you can see what proccess is using your hard drive. its probably just being indexed by windows.


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I know that my F1 spinpoint has sounded like that for the longest time and doesn't have any issues. I can hear my F3 as well. Its not silent. I wouldn't really worry about it to be honest. You might want to run EStool just to be on the safe side to test the drive but its probably fine.
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I have two F3s and I can't hear either of them. But my FT02 is pretty good at damping sound and I installed extra sound damping foam on top of the foam that already came in the case. I've never tried listening with the side panel off.
    
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My F3 makes the same noises when used as a system drive. It's almost completely silent for a game drive, even when playing from it, except a very faint "whirrr."
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Same with my pair too, they act exactly the same as pursuinginsanity's F3 does. Your drive is fine, although that noise can be annoying
    
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