if it's the same high-frequency noise like an alarm, like a trouble indicator.. I had a SCSI that would scream for a few minutes every hour a long time ago.
Later I kept up reading and it seemed to indicate an overheating sensor and the alarm trips. is there adequate cooling for that drive, both over and under it? On 6/10/09, Jan Henrik Sylvester <m...@janh.de> wrote: > The hard disk of a new computer makes annoying high frequency noises -- > probably while seeking -- on FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE. > > I booted up a Linux live CD and could not hear anything doing the same > kind of access. (To test that, I put a ports tree on a FAT partition and > did 'cat */*/Makefile' from FreeBSD and Linux.) > > Using sysutils/ataidle, I changed the AAM to different values with no > effect. (The disk does not support APM.) > > What is different between FreeBSD and Linux in this regard? > > Is the disk probably broken? (I guess I would be out of luck with > support if I cannot reproduce it on a different OS.) > > The disk is a WDC WD1600AAJS-07PSA0 with firmware 05.06H05. > > Thanks, > Jan Henrik > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"