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#1 Azusa

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:34

I've recorded about a minute of my HDD and just wanting to know if it's dying or something far worse just making an annoying noise saving up for a replacement i just want to know if it's dying or not cause it's 500GB and i don't want to lose that space.

Download: https://dl.dropbox.c...9205968/HDD.wma


#2 g0dzilla

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 13:10

If that clicking noise is the actual HDD itself and not your mouse, that is definitely a very bad sign and most likely means that the disk is failing due to a faulty head actuator or something similar!

My suggestion would be to backup all of your important data and replace the drive ASAP.

#3 OP Azusa

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 14:34

Better recording i hope https://dl.dropbox.c...tter i hope.wma

used JAVA install to generate activity.

#4 OP Azusa

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 17:17

Any ideas from the new recording?

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 17:26

If you have not done so, I would back up your hard drive ASAP. That sound is not normal, as you already know since you have started this thread. But that clicking usually indicates it is dying, no doubt about it.

Here is a website that actually has an archive of sounds of hard drives dying. Your issue sounds most like bad heads making a clicking sound.

#6 OP Azusa

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 17:35

Ah thanks I've backed up and got replacement plans just i kinda want it to be dead as a door nail for RMAing and I'm glad and not doing something far far worse that being making an annoying noise.

#7 The King of GnG

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 18:57

Easy assumption: that drive is a dead disk walk... err, spinning :-P

#8 OP Azusa

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 19:12

Easy assumption: that drive is a dead disk walk... err, spinning :-P


Yeah i got a 130GB partition at the ready so i can be up and running within a day and when my new SSD comes i can just clone the install across.

#9 g0dzilla

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 23:03

Good to hear that you managed to get the backup out of the way and completed! Bet you can't wait for that nice, fast SSD to come along :)

#10 OP Azusa

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 16:55

Yeah may have to do some little back ups every week or so Bookmarks and the like but hey the HDD might do something horrid like last for another 6 months.

#11 g0dzilla

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 23:50

Yes, good idea! Just do incremental backups every week until you get the replacement drive.

Well hey, getting an SSD is one of the best upgrades you can do for your system at this point in time anyway ;)

#12 OP Azusa

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:26

Don't mean to bump and old thread but just a little update my HDD isn't making that noise any more has it fixed it's self or is it just going quietly?