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Old 03-02-2005, 02:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have three hard drives connected in my system, my seagate is basically where i store my audio, and video files, whenever i access a file or play a file i've recently noticed the harddrive is making alot of noise. is this normal , my other drive dont make any noise ?
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Old 03-02-2005, 03:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That's not normal. Sounds like its dying.
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i have a seagate 80gb and it seems to make very little noise compared to my mactor 120gb, seagate are known for thier quiet drives.
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so does this mean i have to replace it , ive only had it for about a year or so.
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Backup your data regularly and wait till it dies.
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lol "wait till it dies" that sounds horrible, i have no other options ?
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You could buy a new drive rightnow, but this drive could last some time before it dies. Maybe it won't. I can't tell how much noise it makes.
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usually a hard drive making loud noises is about to die, but sometimes it isn't

back up your data, and see if it does die. if it does, then get another drive
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