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Seagate 750 external drive making strange noise.


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#1 OFFLINE   fochs13

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 12:30 PM

I've had my seagate driver for about 4 weeks or so. Within the last week it has started making a strange noise. Almost like a high pitched squeeling or buzzing noise. The drive itself seems to be functioning properly, except for the noise. When I tilt it at a 45 degree angle the noise goes away. I'm wondering if I should return this driver for another one or if I should just leave it tilted at a 45 degree angle and not worry about it. Anyone else experience this?

#2 OFFLINE   gulfwarvet

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 06:08 PM

i would take it back for a exchange, while you still can. the sound could be the cooling fan going out.
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#3 OFFLINE   thekochs

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 12:25 PM

Take it back....don't wait. Clearly a sign of something about to fail....I'd guess fan too...if not it is something in HDD mechanics which would be even worse.

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