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Can hard drives get quieter after first use?

I bought two Seagate NAS HDDs for my home server and after putting them in, the computer went from completely silent to actually quite noisy which I wasn't happy with. The noise wasn't from ...
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Which drive should i install the host operating system on Dell PowerEdge 2950

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 and there are 3 SATA 7200 drives (2 x 1TB, 1 x 300GB) and one SAS 15k drive (1 x 300GB). I want to install Ubuntu as the hostĀ OS with several guest OSes. Should I ...
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What is keeping my disks awake?

I have configured my hard drives to go to sleep after 1 minute of inactivity. This used to work very well; the server was almost always dead silent. But recently the drives are more often awake. Can ...
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Home server hard drive: 186k start-stop cycles in 325 days?

I set up a home server about a year ago, using Ubuntu server (10.04 LTS at the moment), four disks in RAID 5 for storage (WD Green 1.5 TB) and a laptop drive for the OS. Today the output of ...