Hard drive parking loudly? How to prevent?
I'm running FC 7 and have a Western Digital Caviar hard drive. At various times when the HDD is used, it makes a loud 'clunk click' noise. The noise is definitely coming from the hard drive itself.
I found some information on WD and parking the hard drive. Apparently their drives park a couple of different ways - when the OS tells them to, and when the drive's spindle slows down, like it would when experiencing a sudden acceleration. (Like being dropped.) I suspect the noise is the drive parking and unparking itself in a hurry. Here's my two questions:
1. Is there a way to tell the drive to park, thus confirming the source of the sound?
2. Is there a way to adjust the parameters used to park the drive, so it will park gracefully and quietly?