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My SSD is hissing at me sometimes when I want it to access big chunks of data (840 Pro 256GB)!

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Hey!

I just set up a new system with a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (boot drive with all programs) and a WD Red 3TB (partitioned but currently no data).

Every time when I tell the system to access bigger chunks of data (e.g. starting a game) or just start diskpart after a prolonged period of low-data usage (i.e. Internet surfing), I hear a short high-pitched hiss from the computer case. Given that there is no data on my WD Red and I am trying to access stuff that is on the Samsung drive, I think the noise is coming from the SSD.

Any idea what it could be? I don't want to anger it.

EDIT: I forgot to add that the hiss doesn't appear after subsequently trying the same actions. Only after surfing the Internet for half an hour or so does it reappear when I try to access my games or diskpart.

Cheers.
Edited by X4v3r - 1/24/13 at 7:52am
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I would think its more likely the power supply.
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Sounds pissed....idk wink.gif
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I forgot to add that the hiss doesn't appear after subsequently trying the same actions. Only after surfing the Internet for half an hour or so does it reappear when I try to access my games or diskpart.
post #5 of 7
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An update for posterity: Apparently this short whizzing noise comes from my WD Red after all and is a phenomenon as described in this post.

Windows puts the WD Red to sleep after 20 minutes and some programs randomly make it spin up despite no data having been written on that drive related to the program (or no data at all in my case). Then - as mentioned - some programs like diskpart make it spin up specifically.

Given the drive's extremely low noise, all I apparently hear is the head quickly being unparked.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by X4v3r View Post

Windows puts the WD Red to sleep after 20 minutes and some programs randomly make it spin up...

I hate this. I need to get a NAS or DAS and stick my HDD in that. The 5 second delay when Windows wants to fire up the HDD from sleep is super annoying.
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Originally Posted by zinfinion View Post

I hate this. I need to get a NAS or DAS and stick my HDD in that. The 5 second delay when Windows wants to fire up the HDD from sleep is super annoying.

For some reason Windows queries to open the path *\DFiles\Plugins on my empty WD Red according to Process Monitor with games or game-related programs like Steam being the prominent culprits.
According to reports I could find, browsers seem to be another example trying to query this path.

Does anyone know what exactly that path is supposed to have that Windows so eagerly wants?
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