I copied other post from linuxforums.org
It seems same thing.
Hard drive makes funny noise in Linux, but not in Windows...
I recently installed Mint Linux on my desktop. Weird thing... whenever I'm in Linux, my hard drive makes a funny noise when accessing, I can hear all the activity when it's accessing. If I reboot into Windows, it doesn't make the noise, only when I'm in Linux.
What could cause that? Does Linux have some different way of accessing the hard drive that would make it make noise? I'm worried that it's bad for my hdd too. Any ideas?