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Samsung RF511 - Replace HDD

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February 12, 2013 8:20:07 AM

I have a Samsung RF511 and for a while now randomly my HDD sounds like it slows down then clicks.
This doesn't affect anything I'm working on at the time, but I'm sure my HDD is saying replace me!

I have backed up all of my data, but if my HDD fails I won't have a working laptop.

So my question is:

- Do I need to replace my HDD...or is it something else?

- If I do replace, I would want to upgrade from 640GB to higher (1TB +). Does anyone know a HDD i could replace my "640GB SAMSUNG HM641JI"?

Thanks
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February 12, 2013 9:38:29 PM

It sounds like its spinning down and parking the heads - ie its going to sleep.
Perfectly normal.
February 13, 2013 8:04:53 AM

Thank you for your reply. It does make sense but, I've never heard a HDD click as load as this one and it never used to do it...
February 15, 2013 8:09:02 PM

Correction on the beep sound, it's a low-high beep then a click...
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