Is my Emachine PC making my HDDs noisy?!

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azarno1

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Hi guys,

I've just brought an Emachines PC (2nd hand) and the first thing I have noticed is that the HDD is noisy. It's not clicking, but everytime there is HDD acticity is makes a crunching noise...nothing spectaular, but just very noisy. i thought the disk was going to fail so I have swapped a maxtor HDD from another computer over to the new eMachnes one to backup the data. However, to my surprise as soon as I put the Maxtor in it also started to become noisy! Is this PC cursed or are HDDs meant to be noisy?!

Thanks....
 
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I can hear my HDDs "crunching" under load. I don't worry about anything less than the "click "O" death".
 
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Flimsy cases expose a lot more sounds...ide drives are much noisier than sata drives to begin with.
 

azarno1

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Hi guys, thanks for the responses. It's just a plain old simple case of paranoia (I think that's how you spell it?!).

I was about to buy a completely new drive from my local Computer Shop and the guy said that the drive was normal after testing it. Apparently eMachines cases aren't the best when it comes to sound insulation....i guess I just got used to having my ultra quiet old PC!
 
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