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Hard Drive makes an occasional click

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Last response: in Storage
December 17, 2012 3:42:15 AM

I have a WD Scorpio Black 500GB.
Its a replacement I got when my new drive developed problems. I have used it for around 62 hours [according to CrystalDiskInfo]. However the drive makes an occasional sound. The sound not like a click but something like that. As absurd as it may sound, it is like the foil on the back of medicinal tablet packet being pressed.
SMART values are all fine.
Could it be a head crash?

Or could it be because of the temperature? It is very cold here. The laptop is ice-cold when is is not powered on for a few hours. Could it be the sound of something expanding/contracting?
My bet is on the second one casue if it indeed was a head-crash, I would have had bad sectors by now.
Temp here is around 12C

I use my laptop mostly for light use like word documents , etc and occasional hour-long gaming.

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