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Subject: Re: Turning off while HD spins

Re: Turning off while HD spins

From: Björn Stenberg <>
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 15:00:37 +0100

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.

Received on 2003-03-15

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