New noises from the new HDDs

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  1. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I recently noticed that my new RAID setup makes a noise I haven't heard before when it's idle. The sound is very hard to describe with words, but basically it sounds like each of the three HDDs is un-parking its reader, reading a very small amount of data, and then parking its reader again. The three HDDs do this in quick succession every few seconds. "ti-tick ti-tick ti-tick, grumble" Is this an indication that I managed to buy a faulty Raptor and the RAID is trying to fix the error, or is this perfectly normal and I just didn't notice it until I bought loud HDDs?
     
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    you can run seagate seatools if you want to check the drives.
     
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    They're Western Digital. And they're connected via the RAID controller. Would a disk-checker be able to read the disks natively though that extra layer of hardware?
     
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    SeaTools checks WD drives.

    It can check the array. Not sure if it'll check the underlying drive -- depends on your controller. Try it.
     
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    Interesting. I'll give it a shot. It's a boot-disk job, right?
     
  6. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I've only had that happen once, and it was with a scsi Akai digital recorder.
    Turns out that the Seagate scsi drive just didn't like the recorder.
    (or vice versa)
    Turns out the ibm scsi drives worked fine with the Akai.
    The guy at Seagate told me it was a "seek issue".

    Probably irrelevant to your issue though.
    Probably.
     
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    they do have a boot cd version, which I recommend you burn as a diag tool, anyway for future use.

    However, if you have a working windows install on the machine, they also have a "desktop" version that you cna run directly from their website. :wiggle:
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    Spiffy. Options are good things to have.
     

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