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first off this computer is very old manufacture date says AUG 2003 so its up there.
second i recently put a huge heatsink on the CPU so i could run it passive(it works well) and i noticed the HDD making standard HDD sounds (grinding and whatnot) but it sounds funny compared to my 250GB drive, hard to explain but it sounds significantly louder than any of my other 4 HDD's like its working 10 times as hard as it should be and it is extremely slow doing anything.
Is my HDD going bad on me?

this is speedfans test results
and this is the HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136112

let me know what you think.
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Have you run a error check on the drive to see if it has any bad sectors? I would back it up if you haven't from the way you described it and its age might be going south.
    
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Have you run a error check on the drive to see if it has any bad sectors? I would back it up if you haven't from the way you described it and its age might be going south.
how would i go about running a test? just letting windows do it or a special program?

also nothing on here i can't lose i got a 500GB to replace it as primary if it goes south.

also i want to mention before i got this system it had no fans in the case at all so it was run that way for over 8 years. i bet it ran hot too even with 2 120MM fans its 30C idle when ambient is 21C
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download HD Tune Pro Trial and then test for bad sectors.

specifically error scan. don't do quick scan but do the normal long scan.
    
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download HD Tune Pro Trial and then test for bad sectors.

specifically error scan. don't do quick scan but do the normal long scan.
okay scanning now
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