I have two Seagate 500Gb Sata drives in my machine (Only built in November) and they seem to be getting noisier by the day.
The main drive (C) has developed a tinny rattle. I have a super quiet case and am using Vista which seems to create more activity than previous os. So I am obviously noticing it more, but I need to know if this is cause for concern or if it is a feature of this particular brand.
noise from a hard drive would worry me if it is there all the time. I dont hear my C drive but do my external one when it is updating or loading onto the computer. In case its going dodgy I would backup your files just to be on the safe side. I have not heard of any maintainence you can do on the drive itself though. Have you tried looking one the Seagate site to see if there are anmy programs there to run a diagnostic on your drive. Sorry not much help.
wee eddie: The case is Antec and the drives have their own rubber mounts. I have checked the screws are tight but am about to turn it off and check again. You do seem to be correct in that there is a lot more activity with Vista than I can ever remember with XP or back, but this noise was not always there.