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    Default Strange HDD Noise

    Im sure your probably going to reply something along the lines of "Backup your data immediately and prepare for failure"

    But i only require a explanation and reccomendation if possible,

    When i power down my system my fairly old HDD from a GATEWAY computer makes a brief CLUNK sound while i then hear the HDD spin down i just wanted to know if this was a problem?

    I have ran S.M.A.R.T software on both my hard disks and they seem fine but i have heard S.M.A.R.T software to be unreliable if there have been problems with the HDD in the past that seem to have subsided, i dont know if there have been with this 60GB old HDD as the guy i got it off can no longer be contacted.

    Any ideas guys? I'll see if i can get a recording of this clunk sound so you can hear it for yourselves.

    For now heres a obvious text example

    ---Windows in proccess of shutting down --> 60GB HDD Shuts off with this Clunk sound while the hdd motor spins down, the machine then powers off.


    When i power on the machine the HDD spins up and works fine, no degrading file access speeds or transfer errors.
    PSP History:
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    Slim psp: 3.71--->Bought datel tool battery --->Made magic memory stick via program <pc>--->3.71m33-2--->3.71m33-3--->3.71m33-4--->
    Bricked--->Pandora to 3.71OFW---->Nand backup---->Pandora to 3.71m33---->3.80m33-5---->3.90m33-2---->Full brick messing in flash---->downloaded new pandora memory stick creator---->pandora to 3.80m33-5---->3.90m33-2----->Waited a LONG while...----->5.00m33-6--->5.50GEN firmware--->Something went seriously wrong--->Pandora back to 5.00m33-4--->5.00m33-6--->IDStorage Corrupt--->Repaired with a PHYSICAL nand restore--->3.71m33-2--->5.00m33-6--->5.50GEN-D2 Correctly Installed this time :P --->And finally randomly switching between peoples themes

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    yea you should back up data, but tell you the truth I worked with SOOO many PC's/laptops/netbooks and they all make noises and they all vary. Desktops are more then likely to make loud noises.(My new Laptop & Netbook are silent)
    but all i can say its normal. its nothing you can do.

    You can buy anew Hard drive and install it and then you can guarantee your safe lol/

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    Alright i'll take your advice and backup all the data on it. Its only linux lol...

    Any good HDD backup utilities you can suggest that can at least compress the image down real small? I would use norton ghost boot disk but it refuses to work on my pc, it freezes.

    Pc Details:
    FOXCONN Motherboard
    1x500GB HDD
    1x60GB HDD
    1xExternal 80GB HDD
    2.8GHz CPU with 2GB Ram
    Windows XP SP3 with Flyakite OSX
    PSP History:
    (Full History)
    Slim psp: 3.71--->Bought datel tool battery --->Made magic memory stick via program <pc>--->3.71m33-2--->3.71m33-3--->3.71m33-4--->
    Bricked--->Pandora to 3.71OFW---->Nand backup---->Pandora to 3.71m33---->3.80m33-5---->3.90m33-2---->Full brick messing in flash---->downloaded new pandora memory stick creator---->pandora to 3.80m33-5---->3.90m33-2----->Waited a LONG while...----->5.00m33-6--->5.50GEN firmware--->Something went seriously wrong--->Pandora back to 5.00m33-4--->5.00m33-6--->IDStorage Corrupt--->Repaired with a PHYSICAL nand restore--->3.71m33-2--->5.00m33-6--->5.50GEN-D2 Correctly Installed this time :P --->And finally randomly switching between peoples themes

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    Sorry I don't know any good ones, Usually when I back up my data I just drag and drop all my needed data on my external drives( i have two 1TB ex HD) so yeah I never worry about a crash or lost of data, maybe you should invest into a 1Tb ex drive.

    Plus if you really need a HD compress app maybe you should try google
    type in "Best blank bank" (insert what ever your looking for in the blanks, lol) you should get some good results.

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    Alright thanks. Will do that as soon as possible.
    PSP History:
    (Full History)
    Slim psp: 3.71--->Bought datel tool battery --->Made magic memory stick via program <pc>--->3.71m33-2--->3.71m33-3--->3.71m33-4--->
    Bricked--->Pandora to 3.71OFW---->Nand backup---->Pandora to 3.71m33---->3.80m33-5---->3.90m33-2---->Full brick messing in flash---->downloaded new pandora memory stick creator---->pandora to 3.80m33-5---->3.90m33-2----->Waited a LONG while...----->5.00m33-6--->5.50GEN firmware--->Something went seriously wrong--->Pandora back to 5.00m33-4--->5.00m33-6--->IDStorage Corrupt--->Repaired with a PHYSICAL nand restore--->3.71m33-2--->5.00m33-6--->5.50GEN-D2 Correctly Installed this time :P --->And finally randomly switching between peoples themes

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    Default I believe

    I think that when the HDD makes a clunk sound, I THINK its the drive reader... it is not doing something right when shutting down, I would be careful I have an old 30GB HDD and it makes clunking sounds every time I turn on the computer and it then runs super slow when moving/using files, right now I don't use it (its my D drive) if it continues when using the computer I would go get a new one.


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    Its fine when using it on the system. It runs linux smooth, and file transfer rates within linux are like 200MBps (From HDD to HDD)
    PSP History:
    (Full History)
    Slim psp: 3.71--->Bought datel tool battery --->Made magic memory stick via program <pc>--->3.71m33-2--->3.71m33-3--->3.71m33-4--->
    Bricked--->Pandora to 3.71OFW---->Nand backup---->Pandora to 3.71m33---->3.80m33-5---->3.90m33-2---->Full brick messing in flash---->downloaded new pandora memory stick creator---->pandora to 3.80m33-5---->3.90m33-2----->Waited a LONG while...----->5.00m33-6--->5.50GEN firmware--->Something went seriously wrong--->Pandora back to 5.00m33-4--->5.00m33-6--->IDStorage Corrupt--->Repaired with a PHYSICAL nand restore--->3.71m33-2--->5.00m33-6--->5.50GEN-D2 Correctly Installed this time :P --->And finally randomly switching between peoples themes

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    I think it could also be the motor or the reader just backup every now and again if it dies, it dies and just fork out for another one of its SATA it'll be easier it should last while yet.

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    Its a GATEWAY 60GB IDE Hard Disk. But yeah i will backup everything.
    PSP History:
    (Full History)
    Slim psp: 3.71--->Bought datel tool battery --->Made magic memory stick via program <pc>--->3.71m33-2--->3.71m33-3--->3.71m33-4--->
    Bricked--->Pandora to 3.71OFW---->Nand backup---->Pandora to 3.71m33---->3.80m33-5---->3.90m33-2---->Full brick messing in flash---->downloaded new pandora memory stick creator---->pandora to 3.80m33-5---->3.90m33-2----->Waited a LONG while...----->5.00m33-6--->5.50GEN firmware--->Something went seriously wrong--->Pandora back to 5.00m33-4--->5.00m33-6--->IDStorage Corrupt--->Repaired with a PHYSICAL nand restore--->3.71m33-2--->5.00m33-6--->5.50GEN-D2 Correctly Installed this time :P --->And finally randomly switching between peoples themes

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    Well good luck for finding IDE drives they've been phased out for a while


 

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