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Hitachi hard drive beeping
Posted by: Done
Date: January 24, 2011 11:04PM
I just purchased a Hitachi 1tb internal hard drive, the drive starts beeping as soon as I install it. I'm putting it in a 2.66 MacPro, does anyone know what the problem might be (it doesn't mount either). It sounds like the drive may be bad from doing a search on google. Many are are calling it the deathstar instead of deskstar.
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Re: Hitachi hard drive beeping
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 24, 2011 11:42PM
It might just be spinning in reverse.



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Re: Hitachi hard drive beeping
Posted by: Black
Date: January 25, 2011 12:00AM
Is it the beep/click described in other reports?
Have you tried formatting it?
Do you think you've got the jumpers right?




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Re: Hitachi hard drive beeping
Posted by: M>B>
Date: January 25, 2011 12:53AM
Beep beep, beep beep, my drive went beep beep beep.
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Re: Hitachi hard drive beeping
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 25, 2011 04:59AM
M>B> that cracked me up!



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Re: Hitachi hard drive beeping
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 25, 2011 07:29AM
Are you backing up your data when it happens?

Might be time to return it.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/25/2011 07:30AM by Speedy.
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Re: Hitachi hard drive beeping
Posted by: Done
Date: January 25, 2011 12:17PM
It's a beeping noise and yes the other reports had it. You can even watch a youtube video (www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rdV7VcNh7g) of the problem. I wasn't backing up or anything because it never mounted, I just received it from Amazon and was putting it in. Sent it back today for money back, to many bad reports on Hitachi. I'm sure any hard drive that lost someone's data is going to make them report bad on it, most likely a lot of hard drives have bad ratings.

I will just stick with Seagate they seem to work the best for me. I was just being cheap, 7200 rpm 1 tb drive for $46 with no shipping charges.

And yes M>B> it does go beep, beep, beep, beep, ... until you loose power to the computer.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/25/2011 12:17PM by Done.
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