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Hard Drive ...warbling noise..bad sign?


I noticed the other day that my hard drive was making a faint warbling sound.  As if the spinning noise (normally quiet) was getting louder and software with a periodicity of about 2 seconds.

I disconnected the drive to verify the noise. When I reconnected it again, the noise went away.

Any thoughts?

The real Entrepreneur
Thursday, February 5, 2004

Back it up, funny noises usually means a drive is soon going to fail.

Li-fan Chen
Thursday, February 5, 2004

Yeah! Backup your data and send the HD back for replacement! I had the same problem in november last year. In four days I had a new drive.

Thursday, February 5, 2004

It might be a cooling fan on your graphics card. I had a similar situation and that's what it was. I replaced the graphics card and we're all happy.

However, having said that, I have previously had a hard disk crash. It just gave a scratching sound, exactly like you would think heads bashing on the disk would sound, and then the computer froze, for ever. Very sad.

As Joel commented a while back, although I had backups of some form, there was still a lot of work reconciling everything.

Me and the view out the window
Thursday, February 5, 2004

Probably a bearing going.  Backup and replace.

Friday, February 6, 2004

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