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Hello everyone, I have two 150gb velociraptors in raid 0 and every once in a while one of the drives will start making this grinding noise. Does this mean the drive is failing or is it normal? If it is I think I will start saving up for a SSD now since they have come WAY down in price
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Do you have them right next to each other? Mine never make that much noise. But then, I have mine installed with one empty slot in between.
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yeah i have a antec 1200 with a full hdd cage (3 drives) and it sounds like the raptor closest to the top is grinding. chkdsk and HDtune both dont come up with any errors
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post #4 of 6
I have 2 of the same and never heard mine make grinding noises. If throws no errors could try different placements I guess.

Late Edit : I just meant like shrimp kinda said move them to different bays or outside case to narrow things down. Might just wanna do what Vlasov_581 suggested tho if possible.
Edited by the.hollow - 2/21/11 at 5:06am
    
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alright any tips on placement?
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post #6 of 6
one thing i learned with hdds is that if it makes weird noises and is still under warranty is backup and replace
    
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