2 failed hard drives Tags: Western Digital Controller Hard Drives Storage Last response: April 21, 2011 6:07 PM in Storage Share wajed April 21, 2011 3:45:14 PM Hi I have 2 hard drives in front of me. The first is Western Digital and has constant sound and vibrates really a lot. The second is Samsung and almost doesn't vibrate. It makes a very low sound like "tatatan tatatan tatatan". The first has the USB controller integrated on the board. Maybe it's just the controller? Well, I'm 80% sure it's the controller. So, what can I do if that's the case? More about : failed hard drives wajed April 21, 2011 4:05:15 PM On the WD hard drive (the one with the integrated controller) there are yellow/golden pins. A set of 1 pin, a set of12 pins, and a set of 2 pins. Can anybody tell what these are? WyomingKnott a c 289 G Storage April 21, 2011 4:05:27 PM 1) Back up your data to nice quiet drives, just in case. 2) Download the diagnostics from the respective manufacturers and run them. Also check the SMART statistics. 3) What model WD drive is that? I'm not aware of one with integrated USB, so I could learn something. All HDDs will make some noise, but it should not be much. Increased noise is often a sign of a mechanical problem that heralds an impending, or already present, failure. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer wajed April 21, 2011 6:07:59 PM I will check the manufacturers' websites now. The model number is WD500BMVV Date: 30 Dec 2009 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Am I really that unlucky? Two new hard drives failed within 2 weeks Forum 2nd Seagate hard drive failed! Forum Any way to fix hard drives that simultaneously failed? Forum One of three hard drives on RAID array failed- can't find original model- what should I be looking for in a hard drive? Forum New 2 TB Hard Drives Fail Forum SolvedFailed External Hard Drive Forum SolvedFormat Failed - Cannot Access Hard Drive Now - HELP! Forum SolvedInternal Hard drive failed/dead Forum SolvedI have a new motherboard, processor and memory installed, but kept my old hard drive, however, my comp failed to start up and Forum Solvedmy computer finds the hard drive, but can't back up. Keep getting a back up failed message. Iomega could not create a back up Forum Hard drives in enclosure operated at 90-98 Celsius due to failed fan Forum SolvedMy hard drive failed... question about reinstalling Windows 8 on a new SSD Forum SolvedFailed Hard Drive Related Query Forum SolvedHow to install 2 hard drives on Optiplex 320? Forum Striped hard drives one failed and is now a cd drive Forum SolvedAcer aspire 5750Hard drive failed. Can't find recovery discs! Forum Failed hard drive Forum My Acer d55 hard drive failed how to fix Forum SolvedOne of my internal hard drives is failing - can I move everything to the other drive after backing up data? Forum SolvedI need to buy a new computer but I also need to take 2 hard drives out of the old one Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !