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Hello, recently my hard drive has been clicking lately. Like every other second it either ticks, clicks, or tinkers, it's not the hd loading sounds, sounds like a bug is trapped inside my hd. Any ideas/suggestions?
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post #2 of 13
Dying HDD? Back up your data asap.

You might also want to run a HD Tune test to see if your HDD performance is acceptable.
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Download HD Tune and check the health of the drive, http://www.hdtune.com/
Also Speedfan has a SMART check for HDDs as well. http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
post #4 of 13
Its not a good sign, if it just started then I would be finding the money for a replacement. I am much more worried about your gpu cooling....the cpu not so much though.
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Well it actually started about a weak ago, and the sound itself is very very weak. It took me a good 15 mins to realize it was the hd after I put my ear right up to it, I think it's vibrating the case. If a hd makes any noise besides loading is this bad?
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Originally Posted by goobergump View Post
Hello, recently my hard drive has been clicking lately. Like every other second it either ticks, clicks, or tinkers, it's not the hd loading sounds, sounds like a bug is trapped inside my hd. Any ideas/suggestions?
Check the SMART status of the drive. It's probably time to RMA.
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post #7 of 13
Definitely not a good sign. Seems the header has hard time to move between tracks. Backup data while you are still on it.
post #8 of 13
maybe its wearing cowboy boots!!!
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post #9 of 13
Backup all your important data ASAP!!..its happened to me toooo many times, the hard drive is dying and theres no telling when it will give way.
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post #10 of 13
I had the same problem with a Maxtor drive. Starting clicking and eventually died completely. I was able to save all but a 20GB partition before it died completely. As others have said, back up what you can, as soon as you can, and RMA.
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