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I have been using my Spinpoint F3 for a few days and I'm starting to get annoyed at the humming that the hard drive makes. Recently I discovered that if I leave my other Seagate drive disconnected then the humming stop. So should I just leave it unplugged for a long time? I will only reconnect it if I need to use something on it. Cheers!
    
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It isn't going to hurt anything just make sure you actually disconnect everything, the power and the sata cable.
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shouldnt cause any problems, but a far better idea would be an external hard driver enclosure that will turn your Spinpoint into a External hard drive
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I have been using my Spinpoint F3 for a few days and I'm starting to get annoyed at the humming that the hard drive makes. Recently I discovered that if I leave my other Seagate drive disconnected then the humming stop. So should I just leave it unplugged for a long time? I will only reconnect it if I need to use something on it. Cheers!
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shouldnt cause any problems, but a far better idea would be an external hard driver enclosure that will turn your Spinpoint into a External hard drive
I was trying to think why it would be "far better to go external" But yeah, if you don't need the data very often maybe it would be.
I'm thinking "get it out of the case" allowing for better air flow!
I'd get an external HDD dock
Or a case like mine! 4 "Hot Swap" HDD bays
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I have been using my Spinpoint F3 for a few days and I'm starting to get annoyed at the humming that the hard drive makes. Recently I discovered that if I leave my other Seagate drive disconnected then the humming stop. So should I just leave it unplugged for a long time? I will only reconnect it if I need to use something on it. Cheers!
Sounds as though the drives are vibrating in "sympathy" with one another, and therefore magnifying the effect.

You could try to use some anti-vibration mounts to eliminate this symptom.

But should disconnecting the drive for extended periods of time, that would be fine as well.

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Oh thanks guys Im just gonna leave it dced then. And Syrillian yea that's what I meant
    
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