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For about two days now I have been hearing a strange noise coming from my pc. I have concluded it is my secondary hard drive (for data storage only), it makes a noise that reminds me of a CD being read and builds up speed then suddenly stops and goes back to normal. Is it dying or whats the problem?
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Hmm....that could mean the the HD is on its way out. My old HD started spinning and would periodically start clicking and then after a couple weeks of that, it just died.

I would recommend backing up all of the data on that HD, just in case.
    
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Your drive is eighter at it's end or has a power problem, check your powerconnection first i'd say.
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Originally Posted by Cheetos316 View Post
Hmm....that could mean the the HD is on its way out. My old HD started spinning and would periodically start clicking and then after a couple weeks of that, it just died.

I would recommend backing up all of the data on that HD, just in case.
Definetly Back it up and wait to see what happens is what i would do..

I had a similar problem when i built my Athlon Xp build.. i bought a Segate Sata 160 gig with it and about 3 months after the build it started making wierd noises, like it was shutting off making a thud and spinning back up, started to get worse resulting in windows not booting. When i did get it to post however it would Lock up soon after... Turns out it was my PSU 350 watt, that was surging power. That same hard drive still runs Windows Xp on my sig rig surprisingly!
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Yep unless its a raptor thats usually a bad sign.
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post #6 of 11
If it's making noises it never made before, then it's time for a new drive. Don't wait for it to die, replace it now. A hard drive crashing is a pain in the ass, you don't want to deal with it, trust me.
post #7 of 11
i think my hard drive is on it's way out soon too...been making clicking noises and never stops lol
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my hard drive tells me to burn things.
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post #9 of 11
Good way to make sure is to get the manufacturer's diagnostic utility and run it. For Seagate and Maxtor drives this is Seatools. For Western Digital drives it is "Data Lifeguard Tools". Both tools have Windows versions but I personally prefer to run the DOS diskette version to make sure the test can get to all of the files it needs.

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Originally Posted by sugarton View Post
Good way to make sure is to get the manufacturer's diagnostic utility and run it. For Seagate and Maxtor drives this is Seatools. For Western Digital drives it is "Data Lifeguard Tools". Both tools have Windows versions but I personally prefer to run the DOS diskette version to make sure the test can get to all of the files it needs.

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Very good info my friend, very good indeed.
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