LiveBrianD, on 12 March 2011 - 01:04 PM, said:
Oh crap, now I'm hearing the dreaded "Click of Death". I was shutting down the computer when a clicking noise started coming from the area where the HD is. It just sat there at the "shutting down" screen and I had to hold the power button to shut it down. Fortunately, it still boots properly. I just ordered a new drive (a WD this time, not Seagate) and I'll be installing it soon. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136197
I guess those stories to Seagate having quality control issues are true. The drive is a little more than 1 year old.
The joys of the click of death... in a server rack with 12 active servers, it's very hard to hear which drive is dead, that means lugging a 40-pound server onto the workbench and pulling/replacing the bad drive. (yay for Raid5)
It sucks that the Seagate died so early, I hope your WD will last longer!
I have that WD320 in my HP dv5z, it works great! one can hear the spindle quite well, but WD has silenced most of the drive chatter. Me being able to hear the specific dynamics of a drive may because of my bat-like hearing, I can't quite hear like Radar O’Reilly, but it's close
This post has been edited by crazy4laptops: 12 March 2011 - 03:34 PM