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When external HDD is connected, it starts spinning loudly until playing a video

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tolgaek, Sep 30, 2012.

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  1. tolgaek

    tolgaek Thread Starter

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    Then as soon I pause, it starts again, making loud noises, for hours on end without stopping.. And here and there it will really slow down the computer... I got a new Thinkpad T530, it started happening with this.. I checked the process list when it's spinning but it doesn't show anything taking up process. As soon as there's an operation on the HDD (like watching a video or copying a file) it stops making loud noises and starts running normally..

    I hope someone can help..


    Here's the sysinfo;
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3720QM CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 3819 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, 1717 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 153610 MB, Free - 10097 MB; D: Total - 307823 MB, Free - 241235 MB; F: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 243265 MB;
    Motherboard: LENOVO, 2359CTO
    Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    I can only think that:
    The head is parking when not reading/writing and that is when the noise occurs.
     
  3. tolgaek

    tolgaek Thread Starter

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    Yeah but should it do that as well when there's no operations happening on the hard drive.. It never used to make these noises
     
  4. DaveBurnett

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    Does it do it plugged into a different machine?
    The power saving mode on your laptop may be different to where it was before.
     
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