Hrm... okay, I can deal with the beep/buzz noise, cause I only hear when I'm
transferring huge huge files back and forth, which is pretty rare.
The chattering noise kinda bugs me though... it happens randomly, and I wonder if it's
a bad sound or if it's okay to ignore it? I'll call up Dell on Monday and see what
On Fri, Jul 06, 2001 at 09:05:22PM -0000, mike.yahoo@... wrote:
> I've heard the chattering you speak of; I also heard muted beeps until
> I replaced the disk. The new disk now makes that chattering noise;
> not nearly as painful as the muted beep noises I was getting.
> --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., Stephen Lau <slau@u...> wrote:
> > I got a new (my second!) I8K today, and after many attempts, got
> > Linux 1.0 all setup and running. However, I've noticed some weird
> > mechanical noises emanating from the hard drive during heavy
> access. I
> > remember there was at least one person who mentioned before that
> > heard beeps or something during heavy drive access a little while
> > I'm getting a kinda half-beep/half-buzz sound that sounds kinda like
> > high-pitched fly. :) it's weird...and i'm not quite sure what to
> > of it.
> > the drive is the IBM DJSA-232, 32 gigabyte drive.
> > i also hear this other sound that sounds kinda like a "chattering"
> > kinda like the hard disk's arm is reaching the end of the disk and
> > realising there's no more disk. it's definitely a mechanical
> > sound... has anyone experienced this?
> > cheers,
> > -steve
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