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What causes an HDD to make a short 'grunt' or grind noise when being accessed?

Also, does this mean my drive is bad? I have two of the same drive, unfortunately they're in RAID and I don't remember if the other did it also.
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post #2 of 5
the head hitting the platter, that would kill your HDD..

has it always made these sounds?

If a HDD is dead, programs such as intel RST or even HD tune would indicate which HDD has died..
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post #4 of 5
It depends on the grunt. Or it could just be an indexing HDD noise (which is normal).

Check these sounds out, see if any one of them is close
http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php
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post #5 of 5
very well could be, run you disk defrag maybe a couple of times and see if it fixes the problem. tho i must admit im not 100% certin about the workings of defraging RAID arrays
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