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December 31, 2012 6:52:59 PM

Yesterday I got a new 1tb Hard Drive for all my games. the hard drive installed perfectly with no problems. But, a few minutes ago, right after installing the witcher, the hard drive went crazy and started running really loud. I thought i was about to hear a "Boom!" sound. So, instinctively i immediately turned off my computer and looked at the inside. Nothing was wrong or over heating. Is this activity normal for hard drives?

P.S.: the hard drive i got is a 1tb 7200rpm Seagate barracuda.

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a c 79 G Storage
December 31, 2012 7:00:11 PM

Test it with Seagate SeaTools: http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/

Also, are you sure it's the hard drive that's making the noise? It could be coming from one of the fans.
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December 31, 2012 9:34:06 PM

okay, ill try to test it. Also it's possible it could be the fans, but i've been using these fans for a while and never heard anything close to that sound before.
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December 31, 2012 9:34:14 PM

Best answer selected by kenng.
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