[Lvlug] Hard Drive Noises
mikepetersen at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 00:56:32 EDT 2005
Yeah I think I will eventually buy a new one. I am going to see how this one
pans out for the time being... not a whole lot of point in spending money on
a new one (especially since im a poor college kid) when the only thing wrong
for now (knock on wood) is the clicking.
On 4/20/05, Michael S. Dunsavage <mikesd at frontiernet.net> wrote:
> 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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