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HDD makes extensive noise and runs all the time

By lurifax
May 22, 2004
  1. I am really getting worried. It sounds like the HDD is going down VERY soon.
  2. Goalie

    Goalie TS Booster Posts: 616

    I think your fears say it all.. if in doubt that it's going to work, I'd power it down until you can back it up, or take it to a professional repair facility. When you're i nthat situatoin the longer you run it, the worse you'll be in the long run...
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    repairing a HDD will cost you more than buying a new one. Having to pay for professional data retreival will cost you your right arm and at least one kidney.

    With that said, you need to do a couple of things to test the drive out before thinking it is dying. Check here for diagnostic utilities

    You might also want to try defragmenting the drive, sometimes heavily fragmented drives can make strange noises that mimic a dying drive. Also, if the cables are not well seated, it can cause this as well.
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