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gavdari
August 13th, 2010, 09:11 PM
I have 1 TB Western Digital connected to my Dell Vostro 1510 laptop. When in Linux, it always keeps making a strange sound, as if there is a fan working inside, but in windows this sound is present only if I'm working on the content on the External HDD. Is it something bad and how can I solve it?

corrytonapple
August 13th, 2010, 11:15 PM
If you don't hear this:
http://www.salvagedata.com/docs/failed-hard-drive-sounds/
is could be Ubuntu controlling the fan.