More off-topic stuff

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Fri Nov 14 20:43:20 1997

Ok, I know this is furthering the off-topic, non-classic posts, but as
said before, this is hands down the best place to ask these questions
since there is a lot of hardware knowledge floating around.

I'm working on a project right now where I'm using several PCs with
Western Digital Caviar 11200 IDE hard drives. As I'm working, I'll hear
some strange "thunking" sound coming from the PCs. After a while I
finally found out it was coming from the hard drive of a couple PCs. It
sounds as if the head is hitting against the case or something. Now,
there is no disk access going on at all when this is happening, and it
happens regularly at (seemingly) random intervals throughout the day. All
of a sudden I'll start to hear the thunking sound and it will be coming
from one of the two machines' hard drive. Very odd.

Sorry for this non-related matter but again, this is the best place to

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