Secure Delete accompanied by a noise?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by WinkWink726, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. WinkWink726 macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2008
    Pittsburgh Area, PA
    I was secure deleting a ton of crap the other day (like over 1000 files) and my computer made the faintest like hissing noise. I couldn't figure out wth it was until i heard the trash can delete noise.
    must have been the secure delete working hard.

    has anyone else experienced or noticed this?
  2. majidmx macrumors newbie


    Dec 26, 2009
    Hi I Just got the same noise when I was doing a cmd+delete.
    It was like a loud scratch noise.

    I had my computer freezed before I got this weird sound.
  3. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    A secure delete writes over the old files you're tossing away with garbage characters, so the act of the secure delete is very hard-drive access intensive. The sound you're hearing is probably the arm on the drive accessing platters. If you hear klunking, that means the arm isn't accessing properly and your hard drive is about to poo the bed.

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