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HDD Beeping/Clicking Noise

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March 22, 2012 4:49:24 AM

Hello!

I have a Seageate Baracuda 160Gb ATA/IDE and sometimes it makes a strange noise, same as a Beeping or a Clicking... I don't know why.
Yesterday I tried to connect one of my side fans to the PSU and after I turned the PC on it strated beeping and Windows booting slowly, but after i took the fan off everything was normal.

It isnt only the fan:
3 days ago, after a fresh instalation of Windows 7 it did it again, I connected an old ATA/IDE Cable to it and it seemd to be fine.

Is there anyway to fix this thing... except buying a new one :D .

Note: The little bastard is almost 7 years old...

Thanx!
a b G Storage
March 22, 2012 5:11:48 AM

Sounds like it's going bad, I would probably just replace it if it's 7 years old. Even if you could squeeze a little more life out of it, there is no telling when it will go bad on you. You got your money's worth out of it if it's 7 years old, let it have a peaceful death...
March 22, 2012 6:50:14 AM

I am agree with (TokenCOde) , Take as much benefit from it as you can because time has come when your it will lost your company.

and if you get sound like clicking and beeping from it then it's indicate that it will fail soon.

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March 22, 2012 7:21:25 AM

Buy higher capacity drive.. new..
clicking/beeping maybe the head of the HDD is already damaged...
March 22, 2012 10:24:32 AM

All right... thank you for help... it seems the only thing to do is to buy a new one...
March 24, 2012 1:08:28 PM

I'm not sure if I can bump in

But please don't mind

I have a similar situation, I can feel the computer slowing down as well

I want to remove the HDD and start using Windows & same settings on another drive

What can I do?
March 26, 2012 12:29:06 AM

imdprogamer said:
I'm not sure if I can bump in

But please don't mind

I have a similar situation, I can feel the computer slowing down as well

I want to remove the HDD and start using Windows & same settings on another drive

What can I do?


Changing HDD means you will have to reinstall your OS and all of your applications... just back up file and documents, or saved game folders..
March 28, 2012 12:04:14 PM

Something like cloning or ghosting wouldn't work?
March 28, 2012 7:00:02 PM

Sometimes drives can make sounds if they are not getting proper power supply. If teh drive is not making anymore sounds then maybe that was what was making those sounds in the very first place. Still dont forget to regularly take back-ups. You can be at high risk of hard drive failure now.
March 28, 2012 8:47:26 PM

StellarPhoenixS said:
Sometimes drives can make sounds if they are not getting proper power supply. If teh drive is not making anymore sounds then maybe that was what was making those sounds in the very first place. Still dont forget to regularly take back-ups. You can be at high risk of hard drive failure now.



How did you know the drives weren't making anymore noise? :D 

Anyway I just backed up data. Now all my partions are blank, except for c: (OS) , d: (game installations :sol:  ) and e: (downloads :kaola:  )

It hasn't made noise in the past three days.

But usually its everyday. And sometimes boot hangs, browsing freezes. And all this when I hear that " tick tick tick " sound :??: 

I though of ghosting c: and d: on another HDD. I'm totally confused and worried.

I recently built this 2000$ rig "httx://www.tomshardware.com/forum/331761-31-1500-1999-gaming", without new HDDs and this keeps happening :cry: 

Appreciate your help
March 30, 2012 12:40:04 PM

Bumping to keep it alive

How did you know the drives weren't making anymore noise?

Anyway I just backed up data. Now all my partions are blank, except for c: (OS) , d: (game installations ) and e: (downloads )

It hasn't made noise in the past three days.

But usually its everyday. And sometimes boot hangs, browsing freezes. And all this when I hear that " tick tick tick " sound

I though of ghosting c: and d: on another HDD. I'm totally confused and worried.

I recently built this 2000$ rig "httx://www.tomshardware.com/forum/331761-31-1500-1999-gaming", without new HDDs and this keeps happening

Appreciate your help
November 26, 2012 9:08:13 PM

Hi

I am back again

The problem seemed to be happening intermittently. But now it seems quite often.

I have three HDDs (2 TB, 1 TB, 1 TB)

Is there anyway we can see which one is making the clicking noise without having to remove the HDD?

Appreciate any assistance

Thanx
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