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Hi
I just got myself a Samsung 840 256GB SSD, and when benchmarked with HD Tune Pro or other heavy benchmark programs like ATTO I can hear noises/high pitch sounds coming from it like the ones coming from a GPU at certain load times, is this normal? I am pretty sure it's not coming from the PSU and it's from the SSD.

Is this normal?
Thanks smile.gif
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Whiny capacitor.

Is it a new device? If so, it will probably go away with time.
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Originally Posted by mechtech View Post

Whiny capacitor.

Is it a new device? If so, it will probably go away with time.

Yep a very new 2 days old device...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mechtech View Post

Whiny capacitor.

Is it a new device? If so, it will probably go away with time.

that's what i think it would be.
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Ok thanks guys. smile.gif
So I think I shouldn't be worried?
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post #6 of 23
I noticed this since i had this vanilla 840,it does it when caching a youtube video...guess its normal
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post #7 of 23
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I still find it strange for an SSD to make such noises!
However I think I will stop benchmarking it for good as some people say that it's not good to benchmark an SSD with AS SSD/ATTO/HD Tune etc...

Let's hope for the best. smile.gif
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post #8 of 23
Hello,

I had a similar problem. I updated the firmware and BOIS and the load whine under load is gone. I am left with a high pitched whine all the time that hurts my ears in a quiet room. I will likely return this drive.

Did your problem resolve itself?
post #9 of 23
SSD making a noise like that is not normal.

The 840 does not use onboard capacitors so that is not making the sound.
post #10 of 23
2 things suggest the SSD is the source of the sound:
  • It wasn't present before the drive was intstalled
  • The sound is coming from the drive bay

I agree this shouldn't be happening. I'll be asking for a replacement.
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