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HDD revving sound.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Zuri_Phoenix, Dec 20, 2011.

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  1. Zuri_Phoenix

    Zuri_Phoenix Thread Starter

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    Good Day,

    Ever so often, my hard drive makes this revving sound followed by a high-pitched click.
    It's like [revvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv ......... CLICK. revvvvvvvvvvvv ........ CLICK.] — and so on.
    It's a 500GB Seagate that i bought maybe 4 to 5 months ago.
    My PC will freeze when the noise starts. Sometimes i just restart the PC, other times i just wait & after like 3 minutes of that revving+click sound the PC will be back to normal.
    On the occasions when i DO restart the PC, most times i'd have to do so like 3 times before i get it to my desktop screen, due to the revving+clicking+freezing happening during boot-up.

    I did a backup recently. So at least THAT'S covered, but the problem is getting to be extremely annoying.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  2. fang508

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    That sounds like the click of death that HDDs get when their about to die lol.its good that u have a backup, because your drive's days/hours are numbered.I suggest u buy a new 1 lol.
     
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    The drive may pass a diagnostics and still be no good; especially when it works most of the time and then randomly starts clicking then returns to to normal.

    If the sound is definitely from the drive then you should contact Seagate for a replacement drive.
     
  5. Elvandil

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    I'd back up everything, the whole system, before testing. Tests can push a sick drive over the edge.

    See what SMART says, too. HDTune
     
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    Call/contact Seagate for warranty replacement.
     
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