04-12-2012 04:01 PM
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?
04-13-2012 09:04 AM
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05-05-2012 08:11 AM
here is my solution to this clicking nightmare. it helps with games as well
pathetic WD that you made me do this... why!
char * p = (char *)malloc(1024);
sprintf(fname, "file%04d", rand()%10000);
FILE * f = fopen(fname, "wb");
for (int i = 0; i < 1024; i++)
p[i] = rand();
fwrite(p, 1024, 1, f);