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Reduce Hd Noise?

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I have an old IDE hard drive and it is LOUD. The constant ticking is gonna drive me insane :mad: ! Anyway to reduce or eliminate the ticking? Thanks! :toast:
 

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Maybe sound proofing the case be the best way to go or even you could try changing the Automatic Acoustic Management.

http://www.hdtune.com/

There used to a fe programs around that used to change it and maybe some one else knows of another other than HD Tune Pro which costs money. Ones i used to use had compatability issue's.
 
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Thanks for the reply.. ill get Hd Tune and see about it..
 
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Hm really loud ticking usually somethings wrong you might want to try and run a program that can detect the HDD's HD smart log (or w/e it's called, I know it's HD smart).
 
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I don't see where to do it on HD Tune Pro.
 
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I keep getting '' no ATA drive with acoustic management'' error. I get my HD doesn't support it.
 

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Hm really loud ticking usually somethings wrong you might want to try and run a program that can detect the HDD's HD smart log (or w/e it's called, I know it's HD smart).
He can do all that in HD Tune and your right but thought for some reason he used the wrong term.

Another idea maybe some thing like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817119502

Don't know if it would work though.. And cooling might be a issue for it then even more so if you do not use a air Conditioner in summer time.
 
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How does WinAAM affect performance?
 

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The ticking noise could be a sign that the drive is on the way out. To play it safe the best solution would be to purchase a new HDD.

What is the make and model # of the HDD? You could download the manufacturer's diagnostics program and test it to see if it's showing any errors...
 
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My drives used be be noisy, I upgraded the firmware and it helped loads.
 
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I have to agree with some of the others above regarding the drive being on it's way out. You said "old IDE drive", so I'm thinking it's on the way out too. Drives have come down big time on price, so maybe think about purchasing a new drive soon. :)
 
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I should think you'll find that anything that has a significant affect will cost so much in time & money that it's better to just buy a replacement. Especially when you consider that you'll get something for your old drive on ebay, even with the ticking. Also you'll be aiding the economy in this troubled time!

Otherwise put your PC into a cupboard and watch that your temperatures don't go too high. External HDD enclosures don't usually help much with noise.