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My new laptop drive makes "scratching" noises...should I be worried?

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It could be my mind, but it seems to be happening more often now.

No matter whether it's working or sitting idle, or maybe even spinning down, I hear a quick "scratching" noise from it every few minutes in random intervals, as if the needle is sliding across the surface.

Is this a characteristic of any kind of hard drive, or should I go to Newegg and start looking around for new laptop hard drives?

TIA!

EDIT: I can hear it behind me more than ever now, only this time they're starting to have quick scratching, like *tick...tick* noises.
Edited by The Mad Mule - 5/27/08 at 12:42am
    
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sounds like it's dying

Edit: yes you should be worried back up your data
    
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