*sigh* alright guys, heres my story, flame away! =D Well, I got me one of those nifty 120 gig wd hd's. There it is, pluged it in, installed windows, ect... Its been running for close to 6 months now, and started making some funny noises. I desided "Hell! Why not bang on the side of the case to keep the platters from vibrating!" (thats not EXACTLY what I was thinking, but pretty close.) Anyway, it worked. However, from that day till today, I had to bang on the side of my case to get the hardrive to stop making noises. However... today, lmao... today was a different story. Let me tell you the story.. *gets home* *powers up compter* "Oh my, what would that horrendous sound be!?" *bangs on side of case* *shattering and grinding sound* "OH MOTHER OF ****!" *power off* *takes off side of computer* *turns over the hd and hears slight tingling sound as bits of the platers flop around on the inside* Well, never the less, I think Ive learned my lesson... Never apply force to hd data platters when they are spinning at 7200 RPMS. =( worse of all, that was my main drive. Oh well.