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Recay
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Hard disk clapping

Hello,

I bought a server a month ago, the characteristics are: 5 hard drives of 300 go 10k SAS, 16 go of ram.

Then during the parametrage I selected the hard drives in RAID 6 and installed windows server 2012 R2 standard.

After finalizing the installation, I hear clicks of all 5 hard drives.

My question is normally that the hard drives slam every 5 min or when you connect to the server?

I would have liked to post a video to demonstrate but we can not do it on this site.

 

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Recay
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Re: Hard disk clapping

Torsten.
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Re: Hard disk clapping

This "noise" is coming from the drives?

I never watched a server in such a quite environment, but I assume you can always hear the drives "working" ...

If drives are not busy by the OS, they do some scrubbing to ensure the disks are still good, so they more or less do something all the time.

usually in a datacenter it is so noisy, you cannot tell for sure if the server is powered on or off.


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Recay
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Re: Hard disk clapping

Yes, it comes from hard drives. Every time the light comes on it makes this noise.

You think this noise will have no impact on the operation of the hard drives, because it is not only one or two but the five.

Torsten.
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Re: Hard disk clapping

I think the large and almost empty ML350 chassis works just like a sounding box and amplifies the noise of the working disks.


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Re: Hard disk clapping

This may prove to be correct.

I will try to open the case to verify the source of the noise, and I will inform you.

I thank you very much for your help.