[Lvlug] Hard Drive Noises
Michael S. Dunsavage
mikesd at frontiernet.net
Wed Apr 20 00:52:50 EDT 2005
My one hdd used to make a bad grinding noise so I checked out
/var/log/messages and got alot of IO errors, but when the hdd was
starting to go it just cliked occasionally.
So I guess from all the comments posted, it may be a good idea to backup
and get a new drive ( I spotted a 100gig 7200 for $50 (including
shipping) on pricewatch).
dann s washko wrote:
> Michael Petersen wrote:
>> I looked in /var/log/messages and nothing seemed out of order. I
>> guess I will expect the worst and backup any important files. Since
>> its only an annoyance and isnt effecting performance I am going to
>> try and ride it out till its dead.
> Yeah! Go for it! Backups be damned! That sucker may give you years
> of perfect performance. You may have to take it out and slap it
> around a bit to get rid of the clicking. If an open hand does not do
> it, give it a knuckle sandwich.
> Seriously though, make those backups. I speak from experience, twice
> in the last three months.
> On a side note; we used to take out the hard drives on the older
> Apples (7500+ series) and smack them around when they would not boot.
> This did the trick!
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