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Posts: 37
Registered: ‎11-07-2010
Location: CA
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x220's hard disk making noise on shutdown/sleep?

There is some freaky noise when x220 is put to sleep or shut down. Hard disk roars loudly for a second and then stops. I remember someone mentioning this problem before. Any idea what is this about?

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Registered: ‎06-03-2011
Location: Finland
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Re: x220's hard disk making noise on shutdown/sleep?

I had this same problem when I received my X220i. Due to other issues it was replaced but I remember the tech mentioning they ordered a new hard drive for the laptop(they gave me a new one but repaired the old one anyway) which to me gave the idea it was faulty. I had not mentioned hard drive in any way to them before.

Now I have X220 and it's dead silent when shutting down but is noisy as ### otherwise.
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Re: x220's hard disk making noise on shutdown/sleep?

Also, there is a single beep sound when going to sleep or shutting down. Is that normal? Is it possible to turn it off?

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Re: x220's hard disk making noise on shutdown/sleep?

I suspect the beeping sound might come from the hard disk since.

When shutting down or going to sleep it sounds like this: beep-roaaawwrrrrrrr

Disabled beeping in bios and in windows.

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Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: Vancouver
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Re: x220's hard disk making noise on shutdown/sleep?

Does it pass SMART diagnostics? Can you try updating Active Protection System and your SATA drivers? Also, which manufacturer is it?
W520: i7-2720QM, Q2000M at 1080/688/1376, 21GB RAM, 500GB + 750GB HDD, FHD screen & MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 3GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
Y3P: 5Y70, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, QHD+ screen
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Location: CA
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Re: x220's hard disk making noise on shutdown/sleep?

Yes, it passes the diagnostics. Everything is up to date, I guess. Just used update manager. Should I perhaps do something else?

It's Hitachi.

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Re: x220's hard disk making noise on shutdown/sleep?

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Should I be concerned?

The noise is really audible when in a quiet room, but hardly audible anywhere else.

 

If it's defective, I might wait a year for it to die and then buy an SSD. Smiley Very Happy

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Registered: ‎09-21-2011
Location: France
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Re: x220's hard disk making noise on shutdown/sleep?

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Hi all,

 

I got my x220 last week (with 7200rpm hard drive) and I also noticed this strange noise on shutdown and sleep.

First, there is a high-pitched beep which is exactly the same that you can hear  when you unplug an external hard drive while it is still spinning...

And right after this beep, there is a "roaar", as if some spinning parts were rubbing...

 

I contacted Lenovo today, but because the hard drive passes all the tests succesfully, they told me that even if I send it, the hard drive will NOT be changed!

 

Does anyone with a x220+7200rpm hard drive notice this noise? How did you deal with it?

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Posts: 32
Registered: ‎07-15-2011
Location: France
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Re: x220's hard disk making noise on shutdown/sleep?

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I have also the "beep-rooooarrr" when the laptop stop but it never come into my mind that it was a problem.

 

Don't become over paranoiac people. Some harddrive (especialy in laptop) make some strange noise when they are stopped.

Fanfold Paper
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Registered: ‎01-08-2012
Location: Australia
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Re: x220's hard disk making noise on shutdown/sleep?

Hi,

 

Should give tech support a call. If it is still under warranty, you can send your machine for repair.