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post #1 of 9
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Hi all,

My HDD makes a kind of... "coil whine" noise whenever I click "Force Recheck" on a torrent. (In Bitlord).

I guess the program scans the HD to verify the files are there, but why does it make that weird noise?

Input would be appreciated,

-Rich

p.s.

HD is a 1TB Western Digital Blue (7200 RPM)
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no HDD expert, but if whine is really loud then it sounds like that drive is on the decline. I'd make sure to backup/move anything important off it just in case. can always run through check/scan disk on it also.

on side note- if it's new and/or it's always done this, could be vibration- maybe rubber washers or something to pad it as long as it doesn't cause drive to heat up.
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Is the hard drive in the right position? It sound like the hard drive is slowly dieing. If I was you back the up and do a fragmentation and see if that helps smile.gif
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for your answers guys.

The HD is barely 3 months old - I got it new when I built my rig. Could it be dying already? Clicking "Force Re-check" on a (big) torrent is the only time it ever makes that noise.

Other than that it makes no noise whatsoever, so it's quite strange. I'm pretty sure it's securely in place, so I don't think it's vibrating.

I'll run a chkdsk on it to see if it's alright. Other suggestions would be appreciated.

Cheers,

-Rich
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post #5 of 9
To be honest it happened to my on my current hard drive once but until this day its still fine tongue.gif
post #6 of 9
Post a screenshot of HDtune Heath Tab and we'll tell you. Force check does stress the HDD though.
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When I clone drives using our cloning machines, drives make a "whine" But that is because how fast the heads are flying across the disk. This actuation is so fast it created a high pitched whine.
 
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post #8 of 9
Noise != death.

Sounds normal to me. Check the SMART data and see if there are any errors if you are worried.
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post #9 of 9
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Hey guys. Cheers for your answers.

I just ran chkdsk - no problems on the HDD. (I ran a test on the SSD first).



Here's the health tab in HD Tune. Anything else I can do? Everything seems fine apparently, even though the HDD still makes that noise when rechecking torrent files.

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