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    F29: "ticking" hdd

    No activity in gkrellm, iotop. Any idea pls what to do ?

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    Re: F29: "ticking" hdd

    what model HDD? some of them tick when idle, others make even stranger noises. I have some Toshiba drives that make a right din, they sound like a washing machine full of ball bearings

    check the HDD health using smart diagnostics and also run file system checks, both of which you can do with GNOME Disks. file system checks are best done from live media though so that none of the volumes are locked in use.

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    Re: F29: "ticking" hdd

    If your hard drive is ticking, a mechanical defect is likely!

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    Re: F29: "ticking" hdd

    It might be the head park problem. A idle timer could trigger a "head park" after some scheduled elapsed idle time. Check the drive using smartctl and also hddtemp / hdparm. , Noone likes to spend.money, but a new 1 terrabyte drive is around US 50-60$
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    Re: F29: "ticking" hdd

    try harddisk upside down

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    Re: F29: "ticking" hdd

    My 250 gig hard disk has 50,000 hours when smart started to record issues. I inverted the drive and it's on to its second 50k hours.
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    Re: F29: "ticking" hdd

    Quote Originally Posted by antikythera
    what model HDD? some of them tick when idle, others make even stranger noises. I have some Toshiba drives that make a right din, they sound like a washing machine full of ball bearings

    check the HDD health using smart diagnostics and also run file system checks, both of which you can do with GNOME Disks. file system checks are best done from live media though so that none of the volumes are locked in use.
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    smartctl says everything is ok
    that sound seems to be caused by reading/writing data

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    Re: F29: "ticking" hdd

    Quote Originally Posted by bedawi
    If your hard drive is ticking, a mechanical defect is likely!
    pls see previous post

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    Re: F29: "ticking" hdd

    Quote Originally Posted by lsatenstein
    It might be the head park problem. A idle timer could trigger a "head park" after some scheduled elapsed idle time. Check the drive using smartctl and also hddtemp / hdparm. , Noone likes to spend.money, but a new 1 terrabyte drive is around US 50-60$
    Code:
    # hdparm -C /dev/sda
    
    /dev/sda:
     drive state is:  active/idle
    #
    # hdparm -B  /dev/sda
    
    /dev/sda:
     APM_level	= off

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    Re: F29: "ticking" hdd

    Quote Originally Posted by kkshethin
    try harddisk upside down
    I'm sorry this can't be done.

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    Re: F29: "ticking" hdd

    Quote Originally Posted by lsatenstein
    My 250 gig hard disk has 50,000 hours when smart started to record issues. I inverted the drive and it's on to its second 50k hours.
    Code:
    ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
      1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x000b   100   100   062    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
      2 Throughput_Performance  0x0005   100   100   040    Pre-fail  Offline      -       0
      3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0007   119   119   033    Pre-fail  Always       -       2
      4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       442
      5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   005    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
      7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x000b   100   100   067    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
      8 Seek_Time_Performance   0x0005   100   100   040    Pre-fail  Offline      -       0
      9 Power_On_Hours          0x0012   088   088   000    Old_age   Always       -       5590
     10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0013   100   100   060    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
     12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       442
    191 G-Sense_Error_Rate      0x000a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
    192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       24
    193 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       2361
    194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0002   171   171   000    Old_age   Always       -       35 (Min/Max 13/54)
    196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
    197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0022   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
    198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0008   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
    199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x000a   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
    223 Load_Retry_Count        0x000a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0

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    Re: F29: "ticking" hdd

    5500 power on hrs is just the beginning of its settling in. By the way, newer drives are made with less aluminum and even the cover is much thinner than older manufactured ones. It may be sound transmission from drive through its mounting. Is the drive held to the mounting via rubber grommets?
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    Re: F29: "ticking" hdd

    Quote Originally Posted by boycottsystemd
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    smartctl says everything is ok
    that sound seems to be caused by reading/writing data
    then ignore it but carry on taking regular backups

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    Re: F29: "ticking" hdd

    not all SATA cables are made equal, try that, and also a different SATA port on the mobo.
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    Re: F29: "ticking" hdd

    Quote Originally Posted by lsatenstein
    5500 power on hrs is just the beginning of its settling in. By the way, newer drives are made with less aluminum and even the cover is much thinner than older manufactured ones. It may be sound transmission from drive through its mounting. Is the drive held to the mounting via rubber grommets?
    This sound is not present in Devuan.

    There are no rubber grommets.

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