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Question regarding my Maxtor D740X

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I have had my Maxtor D740X 60 gig drive for about 2 weeks.

My question is this.

Is it normal to hear the drive spin down when the computer shuts off?

I hear the head being retracted the minute power is shut off however the drive makes a noticeable "whine" when it spins down!

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It should be normal it happens when you shut down. As long as it is not clicking. The whinning could be your hard disk or your CPU fan, case fan, etc. I have three hard disks, 7 fans, and the whinning all the time, not too loud though.

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It is definitely not a click or a scraping sound. I guess it is normal but i have never heard a hard drive make this "whine" sound when shutting down. Just was wondering if it is normal.

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I have a 40 and an 80 gig D740X and they both whine on startup & shutdown, as well as make the dull click sound (which I am sure is the heads parking) on shut-down.

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I have had my Maxtor D740X 60 gig drive for about 2 weeks.

My question is this.

Is it normal to hear the drive spin down when the computer shuts off?

I hear the head being retracted the minute power is shut off however the drive makes a noticeable "whine" when it spins down!

Yes this is Normal from the D740X Drives, all of them do that and also there is a whine when they start up if you didn't notice. Everyone that i have talked to have the same thing this is a Quantum thing. all Quantums Make a whine at SpinUp/Down but the Loud Click must be something new to it. so this is normal, oh forgot to say i have one my self D740X 80GB (BB) and getting a second 80GB.

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Oh Yeah i also have DM+ 40 40GB and 30GB, 40GB super Loud on SpinUp and IDLE but silent on ShutDown but a little loud Click when it turns off, my quess the Read/Write heads just go back to landing sone and stay there, it's a Maxtor feature that they have on these HDDs also the old old ones make this. with the years the DM+ 40 40GB has gotten louder on IDLE but nothing else.

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i have one my self D740X 80GB (BB) and getting a second 80GB.

Are the 80gig just as reliable as the 40gig or 60gig?

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D740X Specs

80GB 2x40GB Platter/s , 4 Read/Write Head/s

60GB 2x40GB Platter/s , 3 Read/Write Head/s

40GB 1x40GB Platter , 2 Read/Write Head/s

20GB 1x40GB Platter , 1 Read/Write Head[/code]

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theoretically the smaller drive with less platters is more reliable...

less strain on the bearings, less moving parts, less current required in the actuator coil...

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