HDD Noise.

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HDD Noise.

Hey guys. I was wondering about the noise my HDD makes when I use it. It only makes these noise when I open up Speccy, refresh drive list on something like System Mechanic Pro or anything to do with system utilities and hard drive optimizations.

 

It makes some sort of grinding type of noise like it's been overused or something but that is not true because I purchased it only three weeks ago and it was like this since the beginning.

 

My Laptop is a Toshiba Satellite P750.

 

(Also I just made it do that noise again and it sounds like this. grrrreeeeetttttt.)

 

 

 

I'll put some basic specs of it. CPU Intel Core i7 2720QM @ 2.20GHZ  Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology

 

RAM 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR3

 

Motherboard Toshiba PEQAA

 

Graphics nVidia 2gb

 

Hard Drive 625 or 640GB Toshiba Toshiba MK6475GSX (SATA)

 

 

 

Also here is more info on the HDD

 

 

 

Hard Drives
TOSHIBA MK6475GSX
Manufacturer TOSHIBA
Heads 16
Cylinders 16383
SATA type SATA-II 3.0Gb/s
Device type Fixed
ATA Standard ATA8-ACS
LBA Size 48-bit LBA
Power On Count 116 times
Power On Time 10.9 days
Speed, Expressed in Revolutions Per Minute (rpm) 5400
Features S.M.A.R.T., APM, NCQ
Transfer Mode SATA II
Interface SATA
Capacity 625GB
Real size 640,135,028,736 bytes
RAID Type None

 

 

 

 

Thanks for your help.


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Re: HDD Noise.

You might want to check with the dealer about the noise. All hard drives make noise as the disks spin up and down. Also the read/write heads need to go across the disks. But it shouldn't be very noisy. Many dealers will allow you to return the computer within the first couple weeks. But after that they will send you back to the manufacturer for support.

 

Backup your files. Even if the hard drive never has a problem, you could still lose your files to fire, flood and theft. You could also lose them to a virus or malware. If as a knowledgeable user feel that the hard drive is too noisy, back up your data and make arrangements with the Call Center to get the computer fixed.

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Regular Advisor
Posts: 778

Re: HDD Noise.

You might want to check with the dealer about the noise. All hard drives make noise as the disks spin up and down. Also the read/write heads need to go across the disks. But it shouldn't be very noisy. Many dealers will allow you to return the computer within the first couple weeks. But after that they will send you back to the manufacturer for support.

 

Backup your files. Even if the hard drive never has a problem, you could still lose your files to fire, flood and theft. You could also lose them to a virus or malware. If as a knowledgeable user feel that the hard drive is too noisy, back up your data and make arrangements with the Call Center to get the computer fixed.

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Re: HDD Noise.

Ok thanks for your help!

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Re: HDD Noise.

IT  would be interesting to know what toshiba did to help you out with your problem.My laptop is 3 weeks old and it vibrates. It did this since day one.

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Re: HDD Noise.

Hi, Gord.

I know this BUT I purchased a SSD which does not make any noise and, happily, does not heat up as I thought it would. Therefore, the ONLY noise that my laptop is making is the SYSTEM RECOVERY HD which is only 12 GB (by Samsung). I assume it is working perfectly but it makes too much distracting noise. Because it is a drive containing Toshiba's programs, I presume, and I am running the new Windows 10 Pro (which replaces my out-of-the-box Windows 8 Pro, upgraded to v8.1 then v10), I assume it would be unwise to remove/replace it. Nevertheless, the noise is very distracting and I would like to be able to replace it IF I could locate it AND if I could transfer all the files on it to a small flashdrive or SSD.

Thank you in advance for attempting to resolve this issue.

Sincerely,

Bi-Ill

 

Good luck!
Sincerely,
Bill5960
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Re: HDD Noise.

My Toshiba 2T HDD makes a metal on metal "like" "clanking" sound upon startup.  And, at times, when I'm on the system, Drive will make that "metallic click" - especially if I am accessing the "Data D" Drive.  Drive is factory installed (Dell) and is the secondary Data D Drive.  Dell refuses a System exchange.  Any suggestions as how to eliminate this problem - or, what the problem is?  This PC is only 6 weeks old.  HDD is Toshiba DT01ACA200.

Thanks.

Occasional Builder
Posts: 105

Re: HDD Noise.

Hi, StGreg714.

I've been dealing with my laptop's irritating noise since I first got it believing I'd get used to it. However, rather than than 32GB solid state drive that was purportedly used (a 32 GB SDD in the OEM's out-of-the-box specified unit) I received a 12 GB HDD. The software was customized however for performance and this, I believed caused my initial problems. Even so, to date, I still have the problem BUT I believe it is the FAN that is making the noise not the HDD head. I may be wrong because I have not been able to locate this drive so you should take this with a grain of salt. The noise is continuous as you mention but it is a grinding noise on my laptop. Good luck removing this

Good luck!
Sincerely,
Bill5960