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Old 15-05-11, 10:22 AM
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Hi i bought a 300GB sata as i run out of space but as of late it makes a small grinding noise when its being accessed and when the the pc powers off it makes a long grinding noise

however they seems to be no reduction in performance i still run my games off it and they run smoothly and when the games are being played it doesn't make any grinding noise.

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Old 15-05-11, 10:31 AM
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Never a good sign if a HDD makes irregular noises, Even though it works fine now I'd recommend you getting that HDD replaced asap to ensure you don't loose important data.
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Old 15-05-11, 10:41 AM
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In my experiance grinding means somethings working loose which means data loss is in the post.
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Old 15-05-11, 11:12 AM
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Sounds like it's dying i'd back everything up asap and listen out for a clicking sound, when that happens, it's on it's last breathes.
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Old 15-05-11, 12:46 PM
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Your data is worth much more than the actual drive itself, sounds like you need a new one.

I found this page that has a load of typical noises from failing/failed drives:-

http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php
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Old 15-05-11, 04:46 PM
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That is a cool find!

That's getting a bookmark
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Old 16-05-11, 03:18 PM
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it hasnt done it a few times and still performs well and top speed i listened to all those sounds nice find but it doesn't sound anything like them it there any programs that will make the HDD spin fully so i could record the sound

thanks for you help
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Old 16-05-11, 05:51 PM
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You're going to want to back up everything pronto

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Your data is worth much more than the actual drive itself, sounds like you need a new one.

I found this page that has a load of typical noises from failing/failed drives:-

http://datacent.com/...rive_sounds.php
Heard these a while ago, some sounds are so depressing lawl
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