New Corsair Force 3 120Gb SSD making a buzzing noise?

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    Default New Corsair Force 3 120Gb SSD making a buzzing noise?

    I'm hearing an occasionaly "buzzing" noise from the SSD. What is that about? I read here that it can be due to a resonating copper coil inside the SSD and that it should be fixed. I don't want to send the damn think back as it just increases my costs as I have to pay for the return.

    How can I fix this? It's a Corsair Force 3 120Gb SSD.
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    Updating my BIOS and firmware for the SSD seems to have fixed it.
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    Seems I still have his problem. Any suggestions?
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    Those electrical noises are usually a hardware issue, and can't really be fixed by anything other than a replacement.

    Are you sure it's the drive itself, and not something on the motherboard? Are you overclocking/overvolting anything?

    You should be able to get it repaired under warranty, because it's a faulty product. It shouldn't cost you any restocking fees or anything. If the retailer won't help you, contact the manufacturer.
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    I'm hearing it less, some days not at all. I'll try moving the SSD out of the casing and see if it's coming from somewhere else. I guess it could be my dvd drive, but it sounds so unlike the normal sound you hear from those.

    I'm not overclocking or overvolting.

    Thanks for the reply.
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    Okay, it's not the SSD and it's not the DVD drive. I took the SSD out of the case and rebooted. The buzzing was coming from inside the PC case (I can hear buzzing sound upon reboot and shutdown and sometimes during operation, it lasts for less than a second). I then removed the power cord from the DVD and rebooted with the same results. I THINK it's coming from my motherboard, but I don't know how to verify this at all.

    My MOBO has all kinds of little gadgets and power boxes so it could be any of them.

    Any help?

    Ps. If it helps, the buzzing sound is exactly like zipping a small ziptie (cable tie).
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    It's likely a power regulating capacitor of some kind on the motherboard.

    My best suggestion is to just go with it, and set aside some money for replacement eventually

    If it helps, my 6950's buzz like that when certain graphics operations happen, most repeatably when the WEI test is run.
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    But this motherboard is barely two months old And I have Windows 7 OEM. If I sent it back to the manufacturer, would they give me a replacement OS too?
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    Electrical noises are normal. Stop worrying about it. Pretty much all voltage regulating components make noise, some louder than others. I wouldnt bother with sending it back since the replacement will probably make similar noises.
    Sometimes these noises are triggered by certain component combinations or number of components (ie x number of HDDs plugged to the SATA ports).

    The OEM licenses arent really that picky on reactivating as they seem. You can sometimes change motherboards to a different model without even reinstalling the OS so a warranty swap of a motherboard wont even be noticed by Windows

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    Thanks for easing my panic, guys I'll keep it
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