Re: Harddisk noise with Suse 9.1
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 00:21:51 +0100
On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 00:05:19 +0200, nicolasr wrote:
> Problem solved!!!
> It's exactly as you describe. I used hdparm -M to check the acoustic value
> and it returns 254. I set it to 128 and the noise is gone both under
> Linux and XP.
Superb. Had an idea that would be all it is... ;)
> Now that I know that the noise is actually no danger but just the
> loudest but fastest mode I could change it right back to speed the disk
> access up, correct?
Yes, but in the grand scheme of things I doubt if the speed difference
will be very noticeable. Depends on what you're doing of course, so once
you've settled into a typical working routine with Linux then switch it to
fast (noisy) mode and see how it feels.
If you want to benchmark the difference then try to run something which
flaps the read head around over the disk, as opposed to just reads a ton
of data. The acoustical management fiddles with the head settling after a
seek so the biggest difference would show where there's lots of disk
stepping going on.
> thanks again for sharing your knowledge
The best way to make an apple crumble
is to torture it for 10 minutes.
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