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    Hard Drive Making a Slighlty Strange Noise

    Got a Samsung 160GB drive from dabs about 3 weeks ago and today the seek noise has increased quite a bit. From more of a clutter noise to a sort of clutter/grinding noise.

    I was never sure if the drive was quite right as it has always made very audiable seeks even though everyone says samsungs are some of the quietest seeking drives around (Acoustic managment set to maximum)

    What should i do? I've got about 60GB on here and have a 40GB drive i can back up onto, is it likely that the samsung is going to break down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben_wade
    What should i do?
    Backup.
    If a HD *ever* makes unusual noises, backup backup backup.
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    thanks agent, will do

    How are dabs for returning things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben_wade
    How are dabs for returning things?
    I had to go to small claims to get a RMA of a motherboard which was acknowledged to have a design fault by the manufactures themselves, but that’s another story.
    Most people seem to have better experiences than me though. Users.hexus.net pimpage time

    It may be worthwhile having a bash with this too matey
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    THanks, i'll give that app a go

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