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Subject: Re: Turning off while HD spins
From: Björn Stenberg (bjorn_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2003-03-15


Chris Holt wrote:
> This all begs the question for me of why a HDD would EVER make a
> screaming noise. A low whine, sure, but screaming or screeching???

I've read somewhere that many laptop drives contain a capacitor used for powering emergency head parking and platter breaking in the case of sudden power loss. This operation could perhaps be the source of unusual noise.

-- 
Björn



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