Identifying disk activity
nec556 at retena.com
Mon Aug 29 12:20:25 UTC 2011
At 07:30 28/08/2011, Polytropon wrote:
>Since I have installed my new system (FreeBSD/i386 8.2-STABLE),
>I have found some kind of disk activity I've never had before
>on my home system. As this PC is a very cheap product, it doesn't
>have a HDD LED. Instead I have to listen to the disk.
>This is the strange sound: four groups of short "brrrrt" sounds
>within a second, with a short pause between them.
> #####-----#####-----#####-----#####----- = 1 s
>This can be heared over several seconds, then silence. From
>time to time, a "brrrt" sound appears for 3 seconds in one
Your disk is thinking or trying to do something. In morse code -- is
'm' so -- -- -- -- is mmmmmmm. When you hear the 'h' (four dots) or
'ph' (.--.----) it's finishing thinking. A typical sesion will be:
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmhhh or mmmmmmmmppppphhhh.
Similar sounds are made by lot of people in the bathroom while
poping, you may want to investigate perhaps beastie is poping there.
Couldn't resist ;D
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