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my hdd makes weird clicking noises from time to time, mostly when it's writing... the clicking noise sounds like the hdd is booting back up, my pc freezes for about 5 seconds and everything is operational again... it doesn't restart or shut off or anything

my 2 antec stock fans cables have both male and female molex connectors... so i put them both together, my 2 front panel fans also have both male and female molex connectors so i attached them together with the 2 stock fans, and connected my hdd molex to them as well... so it's 5

don't know if i should change that and put the hdd on a seperate conneciton or get a new new psu maybe 450w


hdd: 75GB Western Digital WDC WD800JB-00CRA1 ATA Device (PATA)

psu: Allied SL-8360BTX ATX 350w
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Run HDD Tune on it, i'm going to say... its dying
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this hdd tune? http://www.hdtune.com/
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Quote:
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this hdd tune? http://www.hdtune.com/
yes
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Yes, use the free version, run it and then post a screen shot of it
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I would back that up ASAP. I would definitely say it's dying.
   
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post #7 of 13
how old is the psu and hdd?
harddrives over 5 years old start to get noisy.
My old WD 80gb is 6 years old now and also has clicking sound, sometimes it also wont boot.


have HDtune check for errors and bad sectors. Too many bad sectors = dying
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I also had the same issue on an old drive. It starts, then there's a click, the drive appears to turn off for a fraction of a second, and then it starts up again. If that's what you're experiencing, then you have to make backups immediately, because the drive is failing. If you hear repeated loud clicks without the motor losing speed, it's called the "click of death" and you'll have to make backups and replace the drive. Since it's an IDE drive, it's probably also pretty old.

EDIT: It depends on the frequency of the clicks though. The click of death is at approximately 1 second intervals. A soft rattling sound is probably not a reason for concern, although the problem with you os freezing is.
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post #9 of 13
It's the click of death infamous on Iomega Zip drives. Back it up and geta new HDD, it's a ticking time bomb for your data
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everything seems to be OK with the HDD... I think it just might be a PSU power problem.. i'm going to replace it with this one http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Antec-VP450-Power-Supply-Review/1487

HD Tune: WDC WD800JB-00CRA1 Error Scan

Scanned data : 76288 MB
Damaged Blocks : 0.0 %
Elapsed Time : 39:10



HD Tune: WDC WD800JB-00CRA1 Benchmark

Transfer Rate Minimum : 23.2 MB/sec
Transfer Rate Maximum : 47.0 MB/sec
Transfer Rate Average : 36.9 MB/sec
Access Time : 13.7 ms
Burst Rate : 82.8 MB/sec
CPU Usage : -1.0%



HD Tune: WDC WD800JB-00CRA1 Health

ID Current Worst ThresholdData Status
(01) Raw Read Error Rate 200 199 51 0 Ok
(03) Spin Up Time 128 92 21 2675 Ok
(04) Start/Stop Count 99 99 40 1310 Ok
(05) Reallocated Sector Count 192 192 140 125 Ok
(07) Seek Error Rate 100 253 51 0 Ok
(09) Power On Hours Count 60 60 0 29774 Ok
(0A) Spin Retry Count 100 79 51 0 Ok
(0B) Calibration Retry Count 100 100 51 0 Ok
(0C) Power Cycle Count 39 39 0 61848 Ok
(C4) Reallocated Event Count 91 91 0 109 Ok
(C5) Current Pending Sector 200 200 0 0 Ok
(C6) Offline Uncorrectable 200 200 0 0 Ok
(C7) Ultra DMA CRC Error Count 200 253 0 187 Ok
(C8) Write Error Rate 200 200 51 0 Ok

Power On Time : 29774
Health Status : Ok

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Orion YH-480w 
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