How to recognise the meaning of a noisy hard disk

  Diodorus Siculus 08:04 20 Feb 06

click here

Just came across this and it's not pretty.

I'm glad I've never heard any of these noises on my hard disks but it's worth a listen to. Also, I've had a hard drive fail and it never made any such noise, so this is far from definitive.

  Terry Brown 08:13 20 Feb 06

For the cost of a new hard drive, I suggest you purchase one and transfer your data over. One of the best options I have found is to use a USB hard drive (Get a USB case from EBAY, put your own drive in it), that way you have an independant copy of your files for when (not if)your hard drive stops or your wwant to change machine.

  Andsome 08:28 20 Feb 06

Very useful link, thanks

  wolfie3000 08:38 20 Feb 06

ewww!!!! that didnt sound good lol.

best backup all my stuff incase that happens.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:29 20 Feb 06

got an old works laptop with no3 head damage, but they do not seem to want to replace it. Laptop about 10 years old now so not suprised :0)

  ade.h 18:54 20 Feb 06

I've heard a few of those before!

Funnily enough, the worst example was an Hitachi drive. Coincidence.....?

  Freddog™ 19:01 20 Feb 06


  Stuartli 20:33 20 Feb 06

This may prove of interest about HDDs and the "eventual" steps to disaster:

click here

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