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quietHDD - Stops an annoying clicking sound in Hard Drives

  1. #1

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    quietHDD - Stops an annoying clicking sound in Hard Drives


    I have an Acer 5750g 8gb of ram i5 core laptop and it has always had like a 'clicking' sound to it. After reading up i read that many people get this from their hard drives in a suspend or hibernate state and it is just the hard drive making this noise and not to worry about but the noise can be quite annoying.
    I also downloaded a programe called quiteHDD for this and it has stopped the 'clicking' noise.

    Has anyone else noticed a 'Clicking' noise from their hard drives? What is this?
    and also has anyone downloaded quietHDD? and is it safe to use?
    The reason i ask as my Mcafee did detect a virus when i opened the zip
    file it comes in but i have used the programe and works ok for me.

    quiethdd - quietHDD modifies the APM and AAM settings of Harddrives on startup, suspend, hibernate and tries to reduce noise - Google Project Hosting

    goto the link and select downloads and works with all versions of Windows

    Ty Andy

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  2. #2

    Maryland USA
    Posts : 746
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot

    It should not click, older drives used to click because it was parking the heads when powering down..

    Does it do it constantly? or just when its shutting down?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

quietHDD - Stops an annoying clicking sound in Hard Drives

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