I have a 3 day old S15 vaio. The performance is ok. No freezing or anything like that.

But from the hdd I hear a clicking sound. Not a continuous sound. Typically I hear it when I am not touching the keyboard, or not using the laptop.

I downloaded HDDScan and checked SMART. The result is:

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Last line (G-shock/Free-fall Event Count) got a warning.

Could you help me to understand the meaning the result of the SMART report?

I found a youtube video with same issue, and sound:



Smart results from Acronis

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  • As far as I know, G-shock is the force of the shock it's detected a shock (and not the number of times it has been shocked).
    – Dave
    Jan 24, 2013 at 13:56
  • and what is exactly mean?
    – holian
    Jan 24, 2013 at 13:59
  • That, according to this smart tool, it thinks the hard drive is being bashed (like it has been dropped for example). I suggest you download the Acronis Disk Monitor (free) which is also SMART and compare the results. Can you confirm that this is a laptop? If new, and you've not dropped it, it could have been dropped/bashed in transit to you/the shop (so send it back)!
    – Dave
    Jan 24, 2013 at 14:00
  • yes. new. 3 days old. i download Acronis.
    – holian
    Jan 24, 2013 at 14:24
  • I found a related information: disablehddapm.blogspot.hu
    – holian
    Jan 24, 2013 at 14:24


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