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post #11 of 18
The big HDD manufacturers have warranty checkers on their websites. Enter the drive's serial and they'll tell you whether it's still under warranty. Takes 2 minutes.

Also, download the diagnostic utility provided by your drive's manufacturer. Run the diagnostic tests while the system is idle.

Seagate SeaTools: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/sup...loads/seatools
WD Data Lifeguard: http://support.wdc.com/product/downl...&sid=3&lang=en

I RMA any HDD that makes noise immediately.
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 2/13/11 at 10:12pm
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My hard drive is Western digital
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Most WD drives have 5 year warranties. Unless yours is really old it may very well still be under warranty.
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Western digital hard drives are known to be noisy. Mine for example has been making sounds from the day I got it. No problems whatsoever
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post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by MCBrown.CA View Post
The big HDD manufacturers have warranty checkers on their websites. Enter the drive's serial and they'll tell you whether it's still under warranty. Takes 2 minutes.

Also, download the diagnostic utility provided by your drive's manufacturer. Run the diagnostic tests while the system is idle.

Seagate SeaTools: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/sup...loads/seatools
WD Data Lifeguard: http://support.wdc.com/product/downl...&sid=3&lang=en

I RMA any HDD that makes noise immediately.
I should do this with my old 500GB seagate i have in my drawer
post #17 of 18
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It is still in warranty until may something of this year. Both WD SMART and CrystalDisk passed. I listened closely and I heard the same noise but it was quieter than before, coming from the graphics card fan not the hard drive.
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How could I fix this? It was happening a lot when I was playing Crysis today.
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