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HDD locking noise?

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    Windows 8 Pro x64

    HDD locking noise?

    I've recently just updated my BIOS on my asus laptop to fix my "ACPI.sys" problem but now, whenever I plug an external USB drive in, or do a hybrid shutdown my hard drive makes 2 loud-ish locking kinda noise (similar to when I turn on my laptop), i'm guessing its the HDD head parking... Should I be worried about this?

    If not... can I stop it from making a loud noise?
    Last edited by impulez; 27 Dec 2012 at 10:16.

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HDD locking noise?
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