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My samsung spinpoint F3 1TB is the loudest thing in the house.

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I'm not exaggerating, thing is LOUD, already tried samsung RMA and for some reason they said it was an oem drive and they don't do rma. I got it from newegg. It's dirt cheap, so looks like ANOTHER thing I have to buyon top of my dead xonar dx they denied due to me not having the box it shipped in.

The samsung sounds like it's grinding coffee beans 24/7. It has no smrt errors, no hdtune errors, nothing. As far as I know, it runs fine, but holy god is it loud. Any ideas on how to dampen it? It's already in a cage with rubber feet...

It also resembles a flock of hornets that are going to kill me.


Edit:

I have cross checked every part. Removed my fortress 2 fans, used a backup 8800GT as my main gpu to test fan speed on my 480, etc. Everything that can make a noise has been cross checked, it all comes down to my samsung. The thing makes this ridiculous whurring noise 90% of the time, and 10% of the time, a CONSTANT seek grind that sounds like a coffee machine or caviar black.
Edited by C-zom - 1/23/11 at 11:42am
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Edit: Mediafire killed the audio link, I'll try to get an mp3 from another mic in the house. Any idea on why this samsung would be SO loud though? Improper mounting? Facing the wrong way in the cage? Anything?
Edited by C-zom - 1/23/11 at 11:43am
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I had a loud 7200.9 aswell. It died a week after.
   
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Did you check it yet w/ HD Tune?

My two F3s are the quietest HDs I've ever met, and even with all the case fans on the minimum power, they barely make a noise when working.
    
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