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My Maxtor Hard Drive makes a lot of noise when theres activity. And recently I tried installing The Sims 2 and the noise would be constant and got louder and louder. How bad is this?
It glows ^_^
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It glows ^_^
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It's normal for old hard drives.
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post #3 of 7
What sort of noise is it? the bearings in the motor may be going or something.
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I would backup anything that you value if I were you. Just a suggestion. =) It's better to be safe than sorry because a old drive I had I thought it was normal which it is to a point but one day it was dead and lost everything.
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How much space is left and when did you defrag it last?
 
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Download SpeedFan and run an in depth SMART analysis. It should flag any major problems
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Download SpeedFan and run an in depth SMART analysis. It should flag any major problems
S.M.A.R.T is broken and doesn't work for shiznit.

Have you heard about that test that google did with there zillions of HDD's that they had. Smart is completly false. Some drives where flagged by smart but there was nothing wrong with them. Some worked great but then all of a sudden crash.


I suggest you go buy a copy of Spinrite and run a diagnostics on your HDD to see what's up
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