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Seagate Barracuda Motor Noise?

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So I woke up this morning to find my Barracuda making odd vibration noises. It's kind of hard to describe, but it makes a short, low humming noise (sort of like it's reading from the drive for a second), then it pauses for 3-4 seconds before humming again. It's done this on and off all day now. There hasn't been any performance impact that i can tell, but the noise is definitely new, and annoying.

I'm assuming it's the motor but I don't know. Is this a red flag? The drive is less than a year old and has been fine up until now.

HD Tune says everything is ok, but I'm not really sure how to interpret these individual readings.



Error scan didn't find any damaged blocks. So, what's the deal?
Edited by Booty Warrior - 3/30/13 at 4:26pm
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Obviously, back up the drive immediately. I hope you don't hear a clicking noise as well? Could be a bearing issue.
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Nope, no clicking, and I always keep my important data backed up thumb.gif

Oddly the noise just went away on its own. The drive hasn't made a peep this morning. Not sure what to make of it confused.gif
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Could have been the case itself amplifying the motor noise on the hard disk. It's happened to me on a case where the drive bays were made out of really thin metal.
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