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Hey all, quick question regarding my 1tb spinpoints. I recently rebuilt my rig, and put together a raid 1 1tb samsung spinpoint f3. Unfortunately, whenever i access it/use programs off of it, i hear this whiny noise (almost identical to that noise you hear right after you took a picture with those old school flash disposable cameras and the capacitors are recharging for the flash). However, after about 3-4 seconds of that noise, you just hear a massive click. This repeats indefinitely. The drive(s) are recognized and shown to be healthy, and I can still store information and access stuff. However, when i tried playing a game, it stuttered/froze for a few seconds while these noises were happening and then began again after the click.

I'm guessing one of the drives is bad, but I just wanted to confirm this before RMAing.

Thanks.
    
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Yup, one (or both) of the drives are dying. I experienced the freezing with sound when I tried to record BC2 gameplay onto a dying drive. The HDD sounds you hear are normal sometimes, but if you hear it all of the time, that's not a good sign.

Download a program that can read the S.M.A.R.T. data, such as HDTune, and you'll see which drive is giving you the problems.
 
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Grab all the data and info you can from the drive now while you can. Even if smart data report's GOOD. The noise's you hear are not normal. A winning, recharging, noise followed by a click or clicking is misleading.
If your drive is still under warantee get a rma and replace it while you can.
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