Hard drive chatter?

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  1. smjxm09

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    Had my HD box for 2 days now but the pleasure is somewhat muted by what I think is the hard drive chattering. I have an expensive AV system but during quite moments in the sound track I am disturbed by this constant noise even though I am sitting 12 ft away.

    Is the hard drive active 24/7? Even when the unit is in standby the random ticking continues.

    Apart from fan noise is the unit completely silent in other homes?
     
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    Had mine installed yesterday, and came down to the silent living room this morning, and yep - it seems the fan is on all the time, and the HD does 'tic' once every couple of seconds...
     
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    this is your anytime d/loading.If you wish to stop it disable anytime in settings
     
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    I will have a look at that tonight when I get home.
     
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    You can also turn your 'instant rewind' feature off.
     
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    Thanks, the ticking stopped once the instant rewind was disabled which I guess shut the hard drive down. Ok that is until I record a programme and then watch it. So the question is am I super sensitive to the ticking hard drive or does everyone's hard drive tick/ chatter?
     
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    Mine ticks.....


    ...but its masked by the fan whirring :rotfl:
     
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    The HDD chatter is pretty much constant with mine.
    Chatters away randomly in the background,getting much louder when something is being recorded.
    If I'm recording something in HD and watching something I've recorded at the same time,it gets really loud !
    I have anytime TV switched off.
    I have instant rewind switched on,coz I like it.
     
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    My harddrive makes a lot less noise than my Sky+ normal box, there is now a software update to make the fan quieter, when the guy installed my HD box today he mentioned that there was a one comming, after he installed the software he said that my fan was quieter than his box at home and that he was going to install the new software on his.
     
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    While many people on this forum have complained about the noise of the fan there has been not much comment about the noise from the hard drive. I for one can live with the fan noise as it is a constant drone but the hard drive noise by way of its random but constant chatter was driving me nuts yet I doubt that it is actually any noisier than the fan.
     
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    Sorry for butting in but how do you up grade the software?
     
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    Indeed - I thought that upgrades were only done via satellite download but winka45's post seems to imply that the sky installer had it prior to it being generally available???
     
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    I'm the opposite,the on/off chatter of the HDD doesn't bother me as much as the constant whine of the fan !

    To do a forced software upgrade.

    1/ Switch off box at mains
    2/ Press and hold 'back up' button ON BOX
    3/ Whilst pressing and holding 'back up' button ON BOX.switch on at wall.
    4/ Keep pressing button until all the lights on the box light up and/or you get an on screen message saying 'software upgrade-10 mins'

    Good luck with it though,it made **** all difference on my two previous noisy boxes.:thumbsdow
     
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    It may not have been the software then, I may just have a quieter fan than they Instalation guy. But he did say that there was a lot of complaints and there was a upgrade comming.

    Could anyone confirm if theyve tried the forced upgrade and its quieter than before, as I have nothing to compare it to.
     

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