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Month: May 2017

Strange clicking noise from my laptop hard drive

From: Philip Ashmore <contact@...>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2017 20:32:03 +0100
Hi there.

I managed to record it using my laptops built-in microphone.

To those who would prefer a description:
It starts fast and slows down. I opened the file with Audacity and 
determined the intervals to be 0.1, 0.3, 0.6, 10, 15 seconds, then it 

It sounds like some kind of protocol negotiation algorithm that requires 
a disk sync when the polling time doubles.

Here's a link for your listening pleasure:

I'm hoping it's some cron job, or DropBox, Trinity Desktop, wifi, smart 
disk status monitoring, nVidia, Intel, ... not a virus trying to phone home.

I'm really hoping that someone reading this will go "oh that thing" and 
know what it is instantly.

Curiously it doesn't happen every day.

Philip Ashmore