Excessively Noisey HDD
Posted on 2006-05-19
here is the SPEC.
14 months old
Dell Dimension 5000 - P4
Samsung SATA drive 160GB
Old Maxtor SATA drive was removed. It was making the noise
a 7yr old drive would make. Excessively noisy. Ran maxtor diagnostic on it - came up as fail.
New Samsung 160 GB SATA put in it. Again - its making the same kind of noises of the failed drive.
Used the UBCD to run a test on it. Drive is NOT recognised by any of the utilities.
Even though Windows XP has loaded onto to sucessfully - I've no confidence in this drive. Is it a failed drive ?
ps: in the BIOS there are options for drive noise / quiteness. Is this at fault ?
pps: is there such a thing in the BIOS where a drive can run in IDE mode OR SATA mode.