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Hard drive whistles only after I log into Steam

Discussion in 'Storage' started by OnePostWonder, May 3, 2012.

  1. OnePostWonder

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    On startup, I have Steam prompt me to log in. Only after I log in and the program begins loading does my HDD start to whistle.

    As far as I know, Steam is the only program I use that accesses another partition (D), as it is the only program I use frequently that is placed there.

    Is this a bad sign?
     
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    what do you mean by whistle? is it the drives activity that causes it to whistle?
     
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    Depends on the sound. My 1TB Samsung something makes this "woooooop" noise when spinning up.
     
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    This is an older Maxtor that makes more of a grinding/cracking sound when the hard drive is active. The whistle frequency is at least 14 kHz from what I can tell, so hopefully that helps to give a better idea of what I'm talking about.
     

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