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RyanPianesi
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Western Digital Scorpio Blue -- Click while IDLE?

Hello. I purchased a netbook that contains a Western Digital hard drive.
I returned 3 of these machines, due to the fact that when the computer is IDLE, the hard drive makes a weird sound, Kind of like a Click, every 10-15SEC or so.
After a while, I determined that all the hard drives do this, in this model laptop.

So now, I'm contacting you all regarding the drive (WDC WD3200BPVT-22JJ5T0), to determine the reasoning for this. Can I get an Explanation?

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Awopero
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Re: Western Digital Scorpio Blue -- Click while IDLE?

Check this article:

 

http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/568/session/L3RpbWUvMTMzNDMzMzA4Ni9zaWQveFh5RWZ5Vms%...

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RyanPianesi
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Re: Western Digital Scorpio Blue -- Click while IDLE?

I know its normal, as stated in original post. I've returned 3 of them that make the same sound. i just want know why it makes the sound?

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RyanPianesi
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Re: Western Digital Scorpio Blue -- Click while IDLE?

BUMP!

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frblack
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Re: Western Digital Scorpio Blue -- Click while IDLE?

here is my solution to this clicking nightmare. it helps with games as well :smileyhappy:

pathetic WD that you made me do this... why!

 

 

void keepalive()
{
    char fname[32];

    char * p = (char *)malloc(1024);

    while (1)
    {
        sprintf(fname, "file%04d", rand()%10000);

        FILE * f = fopen(fname, "wb");

        if (f)
        {
            for (int i = 0; i < 1024; i++)
                p[i] = rand();

            fwrite(p, 1024, 1, f);

            fflush(f);
            fclose(f);
        }

        Sleep(10);
    }
}

 

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