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My new Iomega 1 TB Select Desktop HD has a low level noise, when it is working, that sounds like an old manual typewriter. At other times it sounds like a muffled snare drum. Need I be concerned? Thanks, Don

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Like a needle on a record-player, moving over the tracks of a vinyl record,
the disk-drive has a moving read/write head.

Try defragmenting the disk-drive -- this tends to reduce the average distance that the head moves, and decreases the noise-level.

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