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Why is my HDD making that noise

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Give CrystalDiskInfo a try. It should show errors on the software level.

 

If the software doesnt show problems then it's on a hardware level, like failing motor or chip etc.


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Don't try defragging that drive until you've tested it for errors. If it is failing, that will likely kill it

 


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9 hours ago, Ryujin2003 said:

Either your HDD is super fragmented and has to do weird searches to find your stuff... Or it's failing. Get a new one before it's too late. Generally weird sounds are mechanical failures. No good fix for those.

i defragged it now and itts still doing that noise is the warranty going to be voided or?

 

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Just now, Daniel Gorgievski said:

i already did shitt is that bad or
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If your hard drive is grinding, it's dying. Backup any data on it ASAP.


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Now a hardly inaudible scratching noise is *semi* normal, that's the read write head scanning the platter surfaces for data. But it's not supposed to contact them, so unless the drive is ancient (it's not) you should barely hear anything. You'd have to put your ear to it to notice a sound.


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2 hours ago, Daniel Gorgievski said:

i defragged it now and itts still doing that noise is the warranty going to be voided or?

 

If it's within your warranty period, no you'll be fine. Unless you drop it it disassemble the drive. I would back up your data and get a new drive. File RMA if you can. But backup before you don't have that option anymore.

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