March 30, 2011

Well, that's a hell of a note

The growling sound just happened again, which means it was wasn't the HD's after all. Gotta be the cooling fan.

I guess there's good news here, too: it means that once I do figure out what's wrong, I can put the old drives back in and restore my previous setup.

But I'm just a tiny bit peeved about having spent $340 on this for no reason whatever. Especially since I have no one to blame but myself.


UPDATE: The old drives are back in. The fan which is probably the villain looks like it's easy to replace, but I'm not going to do it. If it keeps causing problems, I'll let the computer doctors take care of it.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Computers at 07:55 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Ouch.  But having been through a number of drives that made strange noises and then died, I'd likely have done the same.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 31, 2011 06:35 AM (PiXy!)

2 I feel your pain.  Or at least I did.

Posted by: ubu at March 31, 2011 11:28 AM (i7ZAU)

3 We got brand-new computers at work last week. I got mine set up, which took about 2 days, and the CPU fan rattles. Called IT, who called Dell, who's shipping me a new computer. *sigh* I could buy a 4-pin PWM 80mm case fan for $13 at Micro Center, but they're going to replace the entire machine...

Posted by: RickC at March 31, 2011 04:41 PM (VKVOz)

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