Hard drive has strange sound

By sej
Apr 4, 2005
  1. I have a raptor 36gb hd,it makes a sound like pinging a crystel wine glass.It dosen,t do it constanly but 4or five times every hour.It just started this about 2 mounths ago,the hard drive is about a year old. I can,t figure it out thanks
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    it's quite possible the drive is failing. have you encountered and errors or bsod's relating to the drive or it's files? perhaps a part of your case is rattling, that can be checked by temporarily duct taping any parts that may rattle down (just don't overdo it or block airflow) and noting whether the problem persists.
  3. patio

    patio TS Maniac Posts: 482

    Tighten the screws holding it in also...harmonic distortion can take some wierd forms.
    But start backing up immediately just in case.

    patio. :cool:
  4. sej

    sej TS Rookie Topic Starter

    stange sound

    Tanks guys will do all of that,and see what happens.Thanks again
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