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Thread: Hard drive is very noisey

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2003

    Hard drive is very noisey

    I have read here some where that there is software that can be run on a hard drive that will quite it down. Does anyone have the link to this info. I've done several searches and have come up empty handed.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Maxtor has a utility that will do what you're looking for but it will only work on Maxtor drives. You can download it from the Maxtor website (I forget the name but the descriptions of the utilities in the download section should identify it for you). If your drive is too noisy it could also be a sign of impending failure. You might want to download the appropriate diagnostic utility from the drive manufacturer's website and run it on the drive to make sure it's not a drive problem.
    Please don't PM me or any other members looking for personal assistance. You'll do better by posting (after you've exhausted the search feature, of course) and taking advantage of the collective expertise of the membership instead of a single individual that may or may not be able to help you. Thank you and enjoy your stay at DDB!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Lost in The Corn
    Like captain said, each manufacturer has its own suite of software for their hard drives, some of which (I guess at least maxtor) have some accoustic management that you can play with to control noise.
    DSR6000 67 hours (80gig WD drive) Xtreme'd / Kravened / w/Turbonet
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2003


    I've downloaded the software from Maxtor, hopefully I will get a chance to put this on the hard drive this weekend and see if that helps. Thanks for the replies.

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