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When my 150gb raptor spins you can hear what sounds like a slight rattle almost or as if it wasn't secured well and was vibrating. This is only when I load a game up or other program. Is it time I start looking for another drive? I think I've had this for probably close to 2 years memory serves me right.
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When my 150gb raptor spins you can hear what sounds like a slight rattle almost or as if it wasn't secured well and was vibrating. This is only when I load a game up or other program. Is it time I start looking for another drive? I think I've had this for probably close to 2 years memory serves me right.
At 10,000rpm, it's not unusual you will hear the harddrive spinning. The spinning will cause the hdd to vibrate externally, and will sometime make contact with the case itself. If I remember correctly, there are harddrive enclosures that contain rubber on the sides to minimize these vibrations - vibration dampeners or the like. I'm sure you can find plenty of them online.
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try out an anti-vibration grommet (sp?) and see i that fixes the issue...

otherwise it might be a sign of a dying hdd
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