Could hardware repeatedly knack hard drives?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Chris, May 3, 2004.

  1. Chris

    Chris Guest

    I've got a Toshiba laptop. A bit ago I posted in here about it accessing
    the hard drive an inordinate amount of time. Eventually I got a hard drives
    going to die notification and duly got it fixed on the warranty. Everything
    was nice, now it seems to be repeating the problem. Could there be a problem
    with some other piece of the hardware?
    Chris, May 3, 2004
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  2. Chris

    SgtMinor Guest

    All things being equal, more memory means less HD activity. Does this
    machine have at least 512 megs of RAM?

    Chris wrote:
    >
    > I've got a Toshiba laptop. A bit ago I posted in here about it accessing
    > the hard drive an inordinate amount of time. Eventually I got a hard drives
    > going to die notification and duly got it fixed on the warranty. Everything
    > was nice, now it seems to be repeating the problem. Could there be a problem
    > with some other piece of the hardware?
    SgtMinor, May 3, 2004
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  3. Chris wrote:

    > I've got a Toshiba laptop. A bit ago I posted in here about it accessing
    > the hard drive an inordinate amount of time. Eventually I got a hard drives
    > going to die notification and duly got it fixed on the warranty. Everything
    > was nice, now it seems to be repeating the problem. Could there be a problem
    > with some other piece of the hardware?
    >
    >


    The only things I can think of is internal cooling in the
    laptop and excessive vibration/g forces. If you haven't been
    running the laptop whilst bouncing across ploughed fields
    and shock loading it to death, you may have been overheating
    it. I have seen fan intakes full of fluff (in one case, full
    of strawberry jam..). I have also seen one laptop with a
    heat transfer plate missing - having never been installed.
    (Not that I would have realised if I hadn't remembered the
    layout from another machine). Once the drive does get too
    hot it does need to recalibrate often and this can appear to
    be a lot of disk activity.
    =?UTF-8?B?UGFsaW5kcuKYu21l?=, May 3, 2004
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