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 259 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: ForumAm I really that unlucky? Two new hard drives failed within 2 weeks ForumHard Drives Failed Raid 5 Windows 2000 ForumReplace failed hard drive ForumFailed Hard Drive Data recovery ForumFailed Overclock BIOS not recognizing hard drive ForumStriped hard drives one failed and is now a cd drive ForumFailed hard drive ; RAID 1 Forum2 nd Seagate hard drive failed ! ForumHard drive failed ForumNew 2 TB Hard Drives Fail ForumHp laptop and Hard drives failing ForumMy hard drive failed , I re-formatted, now everything is fine??? ForumHard Drive failed - help rebuilding Raid system ForumFailed Hard Drive and Temps Are Up ForumHow do I get data off hard drive of failed computer ForumNeed up to date SSD advice. ForumPutting my vista hard drive in a new computer Forum[Solved] What is best way 2 install 2 Cr RealSSD C300 64gb drives in raid 0 ForumTrying to recover data from a Samsung ZIF hard drive ForumFailed Raid 0 enclosure More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !