Quoth Dan Oetting : > On Dec 13, 2004, at 10:14 AM, Lawrence Lesman wrote: > >> Can anyone tell me if it is normal to hear very low popping sounds - >> you can hardly hear it - coming from the Cube? I assume that that >> is the hard drive. Also, I have a 20gb hard drive, can it be upgraded? > > You are probably referring to the sound made by the disk heads seeking. > All disks make this noise but it is usually covered up by other noises > (especially the blowing fans) emanating from the computer. heh, I had to wonder for a moment what the first writer was talking about, until you mentioned that. As to upgradability, most any 3.5" IDE hard drive on the consumer market should suffice -- and it's hard to buy a new one under 80 GB. So, have fun -- go get yourself one between 80 and 120 GB, 7200 RPM, 8 MB cache, and enjoy how much QUIETER the machine gets. My stock 20 GB drive is so loud, I can hear it from the next room. Cheers, A.J.