Old seagate barracudas making siren like noises

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by Dunno7, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Dunno7

    Dunno7 n00bie

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    I've put together the new system recently and salvaged my 2 old drives. ST3320620AS Barracuda 7200.10 if I remember correctly. Maybe they made such noises before but I couldn't hear it in the chassis. They make a siren like squeaks (not like those loud siren ones you can usually read about). I can barely hear them in silence. It's hhh h hhh h hhh h. They bother me a lot.

    Should I be concerned about the drives? They're 11 years old by now
     
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  2. michalrz

    michalrz [H]ard|Gawd

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    What does crystaldiskinfo show you?
     
  3. Dunno7

    Dunno7 n00bie

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    It says they're healthy
     
  4. Krispy Kritter

    Krispy Kritter Limp Gawd

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    What's the run time? Likely just aging bearings.
     
  5. Dunno7

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    You mean power on hours? Over 49 000 hours
     
  6. mwroobel

    mwroobel [H]ardness Supreme

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    Some of those old .10's had a whine to them even when relatively new. There was a firmware update to .AAE which helped with the acoustic profiles on some of the .10's. I believe you can find it here. It is also possible they are just old and the bearings are old/loud &/or failing.
     
  7. matt167

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    I have an old Toshiba built ( I think ) white label 320GB that sounds kind of like a siren. when it spins up, but it's been like that since new and it has a lot of hours on it. It's an IDE HD, in a USB 1.1 enclosure.
     
  8. Dunno7

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    Thanks for the answers, guys. I think I've figured it out. It just hit me. I had no HDD noise or anything like that on my old machine that used the drives and GS700 power supply. My GS700 power supply by Corsair also makes a buzzing noise now in the new system. Never did on the old machine. I think the culprit is the power supply. I headed over to Corsair forum. The only useful tip I found was to disable power saving in BIOS. I don't have it though. So I guess I should try another power supply. GS series is apparently crap. Never liked Corsair tacky quality.
     
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