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Is it true that if you start hearing clicking noises on your HD that its going to die soon? ...my just starting to click today but i open up certain programs..

on the HDD reviews that iv read on newegg people say that if you hear clicks then your HD will die in a couple weeks...hope this doesn't happen to me

BTW, the clicks only happen when i run Kaspersky anti-virus, it clicks for 2 sec, then 5 sec later another 2 sec click and then its quiet. theres are also 2 sets of 2 sec clicks during startup and also i ran CHKDSK in command prompt and there were some errors...about 10 things got deleted and nothing much has changed. the clicking still continues .
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Not completely true. A lot of hardrdrives just run loud. Is the clicking very loud? Its when it gets really loud is when you have to worry, because ive heard of poeple go with clicking hard drives for a long time, though it would be annoying.
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nah its just about 5 clicks when i turn on anti virus then it goes away, it only clicks when i do certain stuff. not when its idle
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I had a 30 gig drive that started clicking and then stopped. I ended up using it for another year before I gave it away to a friend in need. If it is your main drive I would recomend planning to buy another one. Then use the clicker as a spare drive for storing those large files that you dont care about so much.
    
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I had a 20 giger that I used as a spare and it started clicking...and didn't stop clicking...10 mins later my comp froze and the drive died...
Not bad at all...
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Originally Posted by SpookedJunglist
I had a 30 gig drive that started clicking and then stopped. I ended up using it for another year before I gave it away to a friend in need. If it is your main drive I would recomend planning to buy another one. Then use the clicker as a spare drive for storing those large files that you dont care about so much.
yea it is my main drive...the drive i bought a week ago.....

well if anything goes wrong. 3 letters....RMA
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SpookedJunglist
I had a 30 gig drive that started clicking and then stopped. I ended up using it for another year before I gave it away to a friend in need. If it is your main drive I would recomend planning to buy another one. Then use the clicker as a spare drive for storing those large files that you dont care about so much.
That's an oxymoron.
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Try going to the S.M.A.R.T. tab in speedfan and seeing if there's anything wrong.
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Try going to the S.M.A.R.T. tab in speedfan and seeing if there's anything wrong.
i installed HDD Health and it says something about Prediction's Precision at 25% and Overall Health=N/A...i dont know what the prediction's precision means...but if thats my overall HD life then WD sucks..cuz my comp has been running for only 5 days...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JacKz5o
i installed HDD Health and it says something about Prediction's Precision at 25% and Overall Health=N/A...i dont know what the prediction's precision means...but if thats my overall HD life then WD sucks..cuz my comp has been running for only 5 days...
This is what mine looks like and my HD has been running 2 years flawlessly. How does it compare to yours?
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