that is the same noise i am hearing. Not sure about everyone else.
post #21 of 40
8/7/04 at 4:42pm
Originally Posted by SonyCool
If this is the same problem, I wonder if your firmware update will work on my Sony.
Originally Posted by DBS
if you CD drive is the E drive then do this A:\E: hit enter and it should now look like this E:\
do that for whatever driver letter you want to do. Just the drive letter with a colon after it and it will change to that drive letter.
Originally Posted by enti333
from HITACHI support:
Regarding your enquiry relating to the brief sound that emanates from our
We suspect that the occasional 'sound' you are hearing is the Idle Time
Function that has been introduced on our latest drive designs as a
reliability enhancement. You need not be alarmed by this,
This "sound" is due to a brief but deliberate head
arm movement every so
often. This has been added to maximise the reliability of our disk drive
products. This function is only invoked if an extended period of inactivity
is detected, so has no impact on active performance. [It is bad to leave
the heads hovering over the same data track unnecessarily].
Even after a period of time of activity the Idle Time Function can be
implemented as the Idle Time Function is a cumulative function.
The level of sound emitted may vary from one drive to another and as such
this should not give rise to concern or be considered an impending failure.
Please be assured that this drive design is one of the quietest drives, at
this data density, in the industry.
We trust this information will be of use and help you to resolve your
Hitachi Technical Support Center