Click of Death or "Lenovo click"?
Three weeks ago I bought a Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70 that'll replace my old Toshiba L300-1BD. The Toshiba's HDD has bad sectors and is preparing its departure to Computer Heaven. Faulty hard drives often start clicking. Well, here comes the irony.
Toshiba: 5 bad clusters and everything's noisy [i]except[/i] the HDD
Lenovo: Supposedly fine, but *clickztwhoosh clickztwhoosh clickztclickztwhoosh clickztwhoosh clickztwhoosh*
I checked the status of both computers' disks through S.M.A.R.T. and though the Toshiba is clearly terminally ill ("STATUS" and "Warning, Reallocated Sector Count 5", respectively), the Lenovo is "OK", "Good, "excellent" and "full green". The parameters that cover the performance over the read/write head are fine too.
The machine works well. No BSODs, no weird beeps or errors, no overheating and it's very fast compared to the old Toshiba. It simply clicks, zts and whooshes.
Power-on Hours: B1, should be 177 in decimals (I don't speak hex very well)
The Load/Unload Cycle Count is at 37F, which equals 879, but it has clicked a lot more often than that.
The Load/Unload Retry Count is at F, which should be 15
Lenovo ThinkPads are known for having clicking HDs (especially those by Hitachi), but I couldn't find any information about IdeaPads. I recorded about 30 seconds of the HDD clicking. The clicking is very faint, so you'll need to turn up the sound a good deal. [url=https://soundcloud.com/pavchka/img-0214wav]Sample[/url]
[b]WARNING: Sample may be followed by a loud synthesizer tune. Make sure to pause as soon as the sample ends.[/b]
Is this clicking a gimmick common in Lenovo laptops, or did I end up with a dud that needs to be sent back to the manufacturer?
PS: Sorry about the potato recording.
7 Comments • Newest first
[quote=AntiSenpai]@Pavchka: Your CPU would be at 100% for a good bit of time until it's finally done, just whatever you do, do not end the process! It'll make it so you can't click things and in my case i had to completely restore my comp.[/quote]
Whoa, I'll definitely keep that in mind. Thanks!
@Pavchka: Your CPU would be at 100% for a good bit of time until it's finally done, just whatever you do, do not end the process! It'll make it so you can't click things and in my case i had to completely restore my comp.
[quote=AntiSenpai]Just wait until you get the Lenovoa "Load" process going crazy T.T That thing is a nightmare[/quote]
Hoo boy. What would I be in for if that were to happen to me?
Just wait until you get the Lenovoa "Load" process going crazy T.T That thing is a nightmare
[quote=AbsymalTorment]Take it back where you bought it and tell them to fix it (if you're on warranty).[/quote]
I'm on warranty, but I can't return it to the vendor (Media Galaxy in Targu Mures. I live in Leiden). I'll have to send it directly to Lenovo.
EDIT: [url=https://soundcloud.com/bizarrohitler/hdd-sound-4]Oh look what I found![/url] Apparently it's normal for the ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB type. That'd be a huge relief.
My brother has the same laptop. I should ask him about the sound his HDD makes.
Take it back where you bought it and tell them to fix it (if you're on warranty).
[quote=SirKibbleX2]I cannot access recording.[/quote]
Sorry about that, fixing.
EDIT: Can you access it now?