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Memory Hard drive clicking noises, but passes tests ok?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Picky88, 23 Feb 2014.

  1. Picky88

    Picky88 What's a Dremel?

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    I have an acer aspire one with a 320gb western digital hard drive, the computer seems to work fine, but I can hear the hard drive making that random clicking noise, as though the heads are going back and forwards across the disk. This happens every 5 or 10 seconds.

    It passes the SMART test and a quick health test with the WD utility, should I be concerned about the drive clicking all the time if it passes ok?
     
  2. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Short answer - yes. Hard drives shouldn't click loudly at all. The drive in our laptop died without any SMART warnings recently, it had been clicking for several months prior.
     
  3. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    I would agree with Shirty, replace it. Though I'd run the long test on it first just out of interest :D
     
  4. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    Backup anything important... then run the long test.
     

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