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One of my seagate hard drives just started making a constant buzzing sound, it isn't really loud but it's definitely noticeable. It starts buzzing a few minutes after I turn the computer on if it's been off for a few hours or more. Performance is the same and the S.M.A.R.T. status in speedfan checks out ok. Is it going to die or something?
    
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Is it a 250gb Sata OEM drive per chance?
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If it started to make noise then I would rma. Seagate has a very good rma program. I was able to get my 500gig drive in a week turn around. And it was a oem drive.

You can go to their website and push in the serial numbers and it will tell you how much time you have on your warranty.
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If it started to make noise then I would rma. Seagate has a very good rma program. I was able to get my 500gig drive in a week turn around. And it was a oem drive.

You can go to their website and push in the serial numbers and it will tell you how much time you have on your warranty.
what he said. Seagate's RMA process is pretty painless and has fast turn around time. It the hard drive does not "sound healthy" it probably it is probably one of the moving parts starting to fail. back up the data start your RMA.
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Alright I'll do that then, it's an oem 500GB i got off tiger. Good to hear seagate has a good RMA process though, thanks guys.
    
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Yes, def. back up all your important data and RMA it.
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