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Okay, this may have always been there, but since I've had this new rig I now have my Tower about a foot away from my face, such as the front where the HD is located.

Anyways, I've been moving my head around trying to see where the sound is coming from. I think I've pinpointed it to the Hard Drive since I don't really have any other moving parts except for Fans and well, those sound like Fans.

The sound I'm getting is kind of a frog noise, I guess more like a toad. It's a soft croaking noise that goes in a steady pattern. Maybe it's just the disk working? But once in a while you get a slight fading chirp like the disk might be slowing down or stopping? I don't know really, I'm not an expert on Hard Drive and I pretty much hardly know how they even work.

So question is, should I worry about it. This is my 1.5TB WD Caviar Black where ALL my important data is that I don't have a backup of. Yes, I know I should back stuff up but I haven't gotten around to getting an external yet.

Thanks!
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Do you think you can get a recording of the sound. Can you access the drive? Run a SMART test as well if you can.

http://hddscan.com/

Or get HDTune (like it better) and look for anything that says warning or failure.

Post them in here if your not sure.
Edited by Lord Xeb - 4/12/11 at 8:34pm
 
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WOHA I found cremit, big bird!! todays show was umm brought to you by the letter umm 5.
really thou I have no clue since this is the first time i've seen this kinda issue, i plan to stick around to find out what it is.
    
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To get a better idea, can you isolate the sound? IE unplug a fan one at a time to make sure it's not a fan? I never heard a frog noise; only clicks, etc. Is the case thin Steel? I've found those to magnify sounds. I've been using CrystalDiskInfo to do hard drive diagnostics with good luck. I used the Demo/Shareware version.
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Well I used SpeedFan and ran a "Short Test" on it and it said Read Failure, which I'm not sure what that means since the HD works perfectly fine, haha. I'm running an Error on HDTune 2.55 right now and it's probably gonna take forever. The Health tab displays nothing.

Here is a picture from when I did a Benchmark with it, along with my Corsair Nova a few days ago.

Corsair Nova 128Gb SSD


WD Caviar Black 1.5Tb


EDIT: Don't really have time to wait 2.5 hours for an Error Scan. I stopped it and did a quick scan, all OK.
Edited by Phry - 4/12/11 at 9:49pm
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Um, it's the Health tab you need to paste, not the Benchmark tab.

And... if you really think the frog noise might be coming from your SSD, then I suggest you open up your computer and remove the frog. An SSD will be completely silent unless it has a frog embedded in it.
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Um, it's the Health tab you need to paste, not the Benchmark tab.

And... if you really think the frog noise might be coming from your SSD, then I suggest you open up your computer and remove the frog. An SSD will be completely silent unless it has a frog embedded in it.
It's not my SSD, it's from my Caviar Black. The Health tab displays nothing.
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Some other tools, such as SpeedFan or Hard Disk Sentinel, may be able to properly display the SMART data.
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Originally Posted by Phry View Post
It's not my SSD, it's from my Caviar Black. The Health tab displays nothing.
Ah, you must have an expired trial version or something. Use a better utility like GSmartControl.
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Would you say it's more of a chirp or clicking sound?
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