Why is my Hard Drive noisy when AC adapter is used.
When OEM 65w adapter is used on my G4 Powerbook 15", the Hard drive makes a heck of a lot of noise. It otherwise operate fine, but it is disconcerting.
I thought it may be the adapter, as the Hard drive was recently upgraded, and the both the new and old drives suffer the same issue.
Wow, thanks for the quick responses to my query.
Currently I don't have another power adapter but will try to source one from a friend soon.
Have verified disk and permissions, and all is good there.
Tried observing Activity Monitor and no difference there.
Sound is definitely not the fans. I am used to hearing them come on and off when encoding large video files, so can rule that one out.
The noise is like an amplification of the buzz of the hard drive reading and writing. And it comes from the Hard drive itself not the speakers.
Hard Drive is good. When operating on battery it makes all the usual sounds. Only getting grief when adapter is in.
I will try getting my hands on another adapter, and give that a go.
Will update when I have further results.
Is this a good question?