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Hard drive noises



My firewall box is currently using an old Seagate 700M drive. Last time I had this drive in use, it functioned flawlessly and silently. Before packing it away, I even ran Steve Gibson's SpinRite5 on it just to see if it would be happy about the drive's health (it was). Last week, the old fw drive died, and I reinstalled using this 700M drive. Only now, about every 5 minutes or so, there is a clearly audible clicking noise that's making me uncomfortable (think ZIP drive click of death). fsck_ffs doesn't report anything amiss, so I'm thinking the the BIOS (or drive itself) is attempting to go into powersave mode even though I have it turned off, then oBSD turning around and saying "Oh no you don't!" Ideas?

thor# cat /var/run/dmesg.boot
OpenBSD 3.5 (GENERIC) #34: Mon Mar 29 12:24:55 MST 2004
deraadt_(_at_)_i386_(_dot_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC
cpu0: Intel Pentium (P54C) ("GenuineIntel" 586-class) 171 MHz
cpu0: FPU,V86,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,MCE,CX8
cpu0: F00F bug workaround installed
real mem = 133804032 (130668K)
avail mem = 117891072 (115128K)
using 1658 buffers containing 6791168 bytes (6632K) of memory
mainbus0 (root)
bios0 at mainbus0: AT/286+(c8) BIOS, date 02/26/97, BIOS32 rev. 0 @ 0xfb340
apm0 at bios0: Power Management spec V1.2
apm0: APM engage (device 1): power management disabled (1)
apm0: AC on, battery charge unknown
pcibios0 at bios0: rev. 2.1 @ 0xf0000/0xb804
pcibios0: PCI BIOS has 6 Interrupt Routing table entries
pcibios0: PCI Interrupt Router at 000:07:0 ("Intel 82371SB ISA" rev 0x00)
pcibios0: PCI bus #0 is the last bus
bios0: ROM list: 0xc0000/0x8000
pci0 at mainbus0 bus 0: configuration mode 1 (bios)
pchb0 at pci0 dev 0 function 0 "Intel 82437VX" rev 0x02
pcib0 at pci0 dev 7 function 0 "Intel 82371SB ISA" rev 0x01
pciide0 at pci0 dev 7 function 1 "Intel 82371SB IDE" rev 0x00: DMA, channel 0 wired to compatibility, channel 1 wired to compatibility
wd0 at pciide0 channel 0 drive 0: <ST3780A>
wd0: 32-sector PIO, LBA, 688MB, 1410864 sectors
wd0(pciide0:0:0): using PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2
pciide0: channel 1 ignored (disabled)
rl0 at pci0 dev 8 function 0 "Realtek 8139" rev 0x10: irq 15 address 00:08:a1:56:e1:6c
rlphy0 at rl0 phy 0: RTL internal phy
fxp0 at pci0 dev 9 function 0 "Intel 82557" rev 0x02: irq 11, address 00:a0:c9:77:80:0d
inphy0 at fxp0 phy 1: i82555 10/100 media interface, rev. 0
vga1 at pci0 dev 11 function 0 "S3 ViRGE DX/GX" rev 0x01
wsdisplay0 at vga1: console (80x25, vt100 emulation)
wsdisplay0: screen 1-5 added (80x25, vt100 emulation)
isa0 at pcib0
isadma0 at isa0
pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60/5
pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot)
pckbc0: using irq 1 for kbd slot
wskbd0 at pckbd0: console keyboard, using wsdisplay0
pcppi0 at isa0 port 0x61
midi0 at pcppi0: <PC speaker>
sysbeep0 at pcppi0
npx0 at isa0 port 0xf0/16: using exception 16
pccom1 at isa0 port 0x2f8/8 irq 3: ns16550a, 16 byte fifo
fdc0 at isa0 port 0x3f0/6 irq 6 drq 2
fd0 at fdc0 drive 0: 1.44MB 80 cyl, 2 head, 18 sec
biomask 4040 netmask c840 ttymask c842
pctr: 586-class performance counters and user-level cycle counter enabled
dkcsum: wd0 matched BIOS disk 80
root on wd0a
rootdev=0x0 rrootdev=0x300 rawdev=0x302