External HDD makin stange noises

  Mark McC 00:33 17 Mar 07

My external hdd is 2 or 3 years old and is starting to spin download then spin up again making strange noises and what can only be described as " tunes " coming from it when it powers down to stop it doing this i have to turn it off and back on again and it will go ok for about 30 mins and does it all again and windows says " Delay Write Failed " but when i am using it for recording the tv or copying files to and from it its fine its only when i leave it idle.

any suggestions

  User-312386 00:45 17 Mar 07

Sounds like its on its way out.

However, do a disc check and also a defrag and see if it gets better

  Mark McC 00:51 17 Mar 07

ok will do madboy33 hope its not its serverd me well good job i have got a 320GB one in the cupboard as a backup but i hope its not going to die


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