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New HD Makes a High Pitched Noise


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Installed my new 300 GB HD the other day.. It makes a high pitched noise when the comp is running.. it kinda gives me a headache. anyone else have any problems like that?
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No, I haven't had this problem yet, but I'd take it back to the store and trade it in for another one if I were you.
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i ordered it from dell.. i guess ill ask them to ship me a replacement. thanks!
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you got a HD from Dell? lol. but seriously, the hd will make some noise, usually not noticeable, but if its loud enough for you to hear it regularly, thats not good, take it back.
is it a clicky noise, or a scratchy noise?
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you got a HD from Dell? lol. but seriously, the hd will make some noise, usually not noticeable, but if its loud enough for you to hear it regularly, thats not good, take it back.
is it a clicky noise, or a scratchy noise?

its a whiny noise. I got a good deal! it was like 175.00 for a 300 GB HD. Western Digital
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I have had the same problem

Back when i was possessed and in the evil world of microsoft pcs i had a hard drive die so i replaced it with a fujitzu and it was driving my CRAZY. then sicne the computer was getting old i went to compusa to get a replacement. I was looking at the Sonys and apple was rite next to sony so i got my powerbook and the it was all down hill from there.

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If you want, you can go buy another HDD and put it in an external drive case...
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it went away today.. maybe it just had to get broken in? lol i dont know, but that noise was driving*lol me nuts
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it went away today.. maybe it just had to get broken in? lol i dont know, but that noise was trying me nuts
lmao. trying your nuts?
I notice my external makes a small amount of noise, its the normal noise, just a little louder, but it doesnt bother me.
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was it ATA or SATA?

dell sucks lol. ive never had anything dell i liked.

I have an ATA drive in there, yea it whines...its a WD, ATAs will whine, they arent supposed to be in there....my SATA that came with it does make noise, but you have to be listening for it.
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its an sata drive, and its made by western digital, i only bought it from dell
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