View Full Version : My hard drive is loud...

10-06-02, 04:29 AM
my hard is so loud and it sounds like im cooking popcorn inside my comp.:) I have an ata 133 40gb maxtor hardrive. are all maxtor hard drives like this.

10-06-02, 10:32 AM
him, i would detach your drive, and re attach it to the case, put the screws on both sides in both slots, make sure it is perfectly straight, and very tight to the case. also is your case open? if you close your case the noise level goes down.

10-06-02, 02:31 PM
I have noticed the D740X drives can get loud if they dont have dedicated cooling. I dont think there is much you can do about it at this point but i dont believe you should worry in any way, sounds normal.

10-06-02, 04:05 PM
I have a 740x 80 Gig Maxtor in my other comp, it isn't loud at all.

10-07-02, 11:35 AM
maybe this would help:


10-07-02, 02:43 PM
Not good imo... I was always told and read if your HD starts clicking or popping to backup your data. It's on it's way out. They aren't supposed to make clicks or pops.

10-07-02, 06:36 PM
Segate Barracuda IV's are nice and quiet, if you're looking for an alternative.


10-11-02, 09:41 AM
i had the same problem, too noisey and just a real pain, and my friends were quiet.. took it back to the shop and got it replaced. New one is fine..

they said the soundproofing or somin of the drive was screwed.