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Seagate 750 external drive making strange noise.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by fochs13, Sep 30, 2007.

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  1. fochs13

    fochs13 Legend

    Dec 1, 2006
    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. gulfwarvet

    gulfwarvet Tips & Resources Collaboration

    Mar 7, 2007
    i would take it back for a exchange, while you still can. the sound could be the cooling fan going out.
  3. thekochs

    thekochs DirecTV 10yr+ Customer

    Oct 7, 2006
    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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