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One of my hard drives has started making a strange buzzing noise, it stops and start about every 2 seconds and is really getting annoying.

I'm not sure which one it is yet, I will investigate soon.

Here's a sample:
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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Sounds like the disk is starting to fail on you. I'd make backup of anything important until you determen what's the actual cause of it.

Have you tried running some health check on the HDD? If not, try running HD Tune or some similar program - preferably a couple of different once, just to be on the safe side, and see what it says. If it finds any bad sectors or anything else, it could be a good sign the HDD is slowly dieing.

It does sound to me like the reader is slightly scratching at the disk. Anyhow, it's not a good sign for the HDD's health. How old is?
     
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Ok thank you for helping, I used that software and found an error on one of my disc drives (luckily it's just a drive i use for saving videos to)

Here's the error:

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The CRC (Cyclic redundancy check) is one of the drives methods of correcting/verifying data that has been sent. So this means that at one point the data that were being received/sent from/to the drive failed this check for somewhat reason.

This could be caused by anything from a loosened/faulty cable, or it could be the onboard controller. among other possiblities You could try replacing the cable with another one to see if that eliminates the noise, if not, RMA the drive. Even though if a replaced cable would help eliminate the noise, the error you've got there will show up on any future health checks of the drive since it's already happened - so then you could party ignore it, but look out for other errors. If you see other errors, also RMA the drive.
     
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