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Scratching sound from HDD

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So I have just built my PC and after installing windows and everything I tried installing a game on my hard drive. The moment I started installing the game, scratching/clicking noises started coming from the hard drive and It shouldn't as the drive is brand new and I just bought it. The drive is a Seagate 1TB 7200 RPM drive. Is it broken?

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HDDs make noises when they're being used. SSDs are completely silent.

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HDD's are mechanical and have needles that touch the disk inside of the HDD. It'll make that noise always. When I open my HDD in windows explorer after its been idle, I hear the disk start to spin and I also hear the needle click the disk twice.

 

I'm very wrong, ignore this.

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3 hours ago, mxk. said:

HDD's are mechanical and have needles that touch the disk inside of the HDD. It'll make that noise always. When I open my HDD in windows explorer after its been idle, I hear the disk start to spin and I also hear the needle click the disk twice.

?  No, HDDs are not record players. They do not have needles that touch the disk. They have heads that float on a microscopic film of air above the surface of the platters. If the heads actually touched the platters, the data on them would be destroyed.

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Just now, Lady Fitzgerald said:

?  No, HDDs are not record players. They do not have needles that touch the disk. They have heads that float on a microscopic film of air above the surface of the platters. If the heads actually touched the platters, the data on them would be destroyed.

AAAAAAAAAA i'm dumb. Thank you.

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6 hours ago, RedErick29 said:

So I have just built my PC and after installing windows and everything I tried installing a game on my hard drive. The moment I started installing the game, scratching/clicking noises started coming from the hard drive and It shouldn't as the drive is brand new and I just bought it. The drive is a Seagate 1TB 7200 RPM drive. Is it broken?

It is 2019 and your using a hard drive as your primary drive ?  I don't know maybe God is punishing you.. its not my place to say.  As for the hard drive, if you have lots of stuff on it that you lost you can always send for data recovery but it will cost you a lot.  good luck

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On 12/17/2018 at 1:36 AM, Turtle Rig said:

It is 2019 and your using a hard drive as your primary drive ? 

I use a ssd as my boot drive and for some programs but for games and stuff like that I use a hard drive.

 

 

Also, somehow, 2 days later it stopped doing that. Still don't know the cause but it's okay now.

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