Utility to avoid HD clicking sound?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by Gilles Ganault, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Hello

    My PC comes with a Seagate hard-disk that makes the annoying clicking
    sound due to Seagate using "Seek To Improve Reliability" (STIR).

    To avoid this, I just run eMule at all times so as to keep the
    hard-disk busy, but there are times (VoIP, VNC, etc.) when I need to
    have the full bandwith to myself, and closing/restarting eMule is

    Before I write one myself, does someone know of a little application
    for Windows that would access the hard-disk often enough to
    effectively cancel STIR?

    Thank you.
    Gilles Ganault, Oct 10, 2008
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