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@jonz: in regards to your Seagate 10.2 since its old... its a fact and normal for old ones that it makes little noise &quot;grinding noises&quot; ...

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    Default Re: >> TIPS on how to take care of your HARDdrive: >> RUELNOV <<


    @jonz: in regards to your Seagate 10.2 since its old... its a fact and normal for old ones that it makes little noise "grinding noises" as the read/write inside the drive is working/moving over the platter(s).

    Nowadays hd's are very silent during operation, but there are stil hd's that generates whistle like sound due to fast spinning platters inside.

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    Default Re: >> TIPS on how to take care of your HARDdrive: >> RUELNOV <<

    ahh yah, basta mag read og data, murag mag wistle, pero dili ana ka saba, hinay ra noon. 7200rpm sad. normal rani? this happens especially when i play rome total war, then e fast forward nako ang game.

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    Default Re: >> TIPS on how to take care of your HARDdrive: >> RUELNOV <<

    @wikki: HD's spins at a rated speed in constant.. it wont neither slow down in idle time.. nor spin up during operation..

    if your drives is rated to spin at 7200rpm... then your drive will run constantly in that speed rating.

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    Default Re: >> TIPS on how to take care of your HARDdrive: >> RUELNOV <<

    hmm. so what this funny noise then

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    Default Re: >> TIPS on how to take care of your HARDdrive: >> RUELNOV <<

    the answer to that kind of noise is called AAM (or Advanced Acoustics Management) in HDD technical parlance.

    ur HDD must have been "optimized for performance" when shipped, as opposed to "optimized for low acoustics".

    if u have a professional HDD repair software, it's quite easy to set various noise levels to suit your likings, all via software access.

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    Default Re: >> TIPS on how to take care of your HARDdrive: >> RUELNOV <<

    Prune all your porns ..... hehehe

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    Default Re: >> TIPS on how to take care of your HARDdrive: >> RUELNOV <<

    oops....

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    Default Re: >> TIPS on how to take care of your HARDdrive: >> RUELNOV <<

    Quote Originally Posted by AMD_infinium05æ
    post nlnag nako ngari!

    Some simple things to lengthen your HD's lifespan:

    1. always shut down PC through Shutdown command in Windows, using RESET button or POWER-OFF button increases the probability of a HEAD CRASH.

    the HEAD assembly has to be relocated to a safe parking position on the platter surface where no user data resides before turning off power to the HDD, and this is nicely executed through the SHUTDOWN command.

    2. regularly check the power connector to the HDD for looseness, as a loose power connector keeps the HDD trying to constantly RESET/INITIALIZE for lack of power to the motor.

    3. never settle for a cheap/poorly regulated GENERIC POWER SUPPLY for your PC, as insufficient power would be left to your hard disk after the processor has satisfied its power requirement.

    4. your HDD is very sensitive to shock/vibration while in operation, so do not move the CPU if possible while your PC is ON. - daghan au lay kalibutan ani...

    5. avoid excessive shock when handling your HDD, esp. do not let it fall from more than 2-3 inches high. otherwise the read/write HEAD would touch the platter surface (HEAD CRASH), and this causes the familiar KNOCKING SOUND that renders your HDD beyond repair.

    6. for laptop HDDs, turn your laptop OFF when not in use.

    Laptop HDDs are more susceptible to HEAD DAMAGE out of overheating, owing to the very poor air circulation inside any laptop case.

    7. NEVER EVER attempt to open the case of your HDD for curiosity reasons as to what's inside & how it looks like...

    this renders your HDD beyond repair, since even a fine cigarrete dust sandwiched between the platter surface and the read/write head causes a major surface scratch when the platter starts to rotate at very high RPM.

    8. Tighten your harddrive screws when you attach it in its bay.

    9. Make sure the IDE / SATA cables you are using is not faulty. Some persons concludes their hardrive is dead, just because of a faulty cable...

    10. finale for now. if your Hardrive broke, let sir Ruel do the job for you.

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    Common things that you have problems with your HD

    1. Time for detecting your Harddrive is too long... a 20sec detecting time for a HD in POST Screen is abnormal already.
    * * * * * * *-it cud be that it takes much time to spin the platters.
    * * * * * * *-theres a problem with the HD's circuitry.
    * * * * * * *-problems in drive's mechanisms

    2. You can hear CLICKING noises from your harddrives.
    3. READing problems. (BAD Sectors)
    * * * * * * *-it takes a lotta time to launch applications.. HD led is just lighted.
    * * * * * * *-Computer Crashes during when opening / launching programs.
    * * * * * * *-During FORMAT... dugay au ka iswag in some part of the format process. example.. it pauses at 56% for 10mins. in DOS environment... during format it shows "Recovering allocation unit ####" where in # is any number....

    ^_^ Sir Correct me if im wrong with some passages...
    hmmm in lieu of item no.4, what sets a mobile HDD (used for laptops) from a desktop HDD? how can I can move a laptop around while it is ON, and a desktop HDD cannot move while on?

    3. never settle for a cheap/poorly regulated GENERIC POWER SUPPLY for your PC, as insufficient power would be left to your hard disk after the processor has satisfied its power requirement.

    Really now? AFAIK, as long the line can deliver enough current and voltage (power) your HDD should be ok. If you have a 300W PSU and the total power required by your system is about 250W, then it means that 250W is divided to all components in your system. I suggest review Kirchoff's Law the one regarding current in branch circuits. Also, why would you still use a PSU if it is INSUFFICIENT? don't you mean INEFFICIENT?

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    Default Re: >> TIPS on how to take care of your HARDdrive: >> RUELNOV <<

    Na-ay technician ga suggest nako na pataod ug hard drive cooler. It is a plate w/ a cooling fan that you attach to the bottom of your hard drive. Comes with either two small fans or one big fan (like the power supply kadako).

    Tinuod ning item makatabang sa pag lenghten sa life sa hard drive, especially when my computer runs between 12-15 hours a day? What do you think?

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    Default Re: >> TIPS on how to take care of your HARDdrive: >> RUELNOV <<

    @beloyski: yap... we cant deny the fact that newer HD's generates more heat..

    @friend: Never settle GENERICS for your system. It cant guarantee the stability of POWER flowing through your system. What if electricity suddenly rise? or fall? can these psu's guarantee the safety of your components...

    You're right okay ra ang generic but.... if time comes that a user wudnt know that he/she is exceeding his/her psu supply? as to what ruelnov has said "insufficient power would be left to you hard disk" proc,mobo and etc are ensured first with sufficient power.

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