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Laptop hard drive is loud.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by randomnoobie, May 3, 2010.

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  1. randomnoobie

    randomnoobie Thread Starter

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    so yeah, i have a laptop hard drive and it occasionally gets rather loud underneath load. i was wondering if it might be a sign it's failing.

    and another question, when i transfered the same hard drive to another computer, the noise turned into a high-pitched screech. i was wondering if this was because the laptops are made differently? they're the same model (IDE/ATA) and both 2.5" wide and 4200 RPMs. my other hard drive has failed, but i was wondering if it'd be prudent to transfer it to my other, much better laptop.

    hard drive: http://www.superwarehouse.com/Seaga...ra_ATA-100_2.5_Hard_Drive/ST980829A/ps/641725

    thanks.
     
  2. Rich-M

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    If you are certain that the noise is coming from the drive, retire it before it dies with something meaningful on it, for sure don't put it in a newer laptop. You could mount it ina usb external drive case and get some use out of it there until it quits and actually if it isn't booting and running Windows, that is much less stressful so it may do fine.
     
  3. randomnoobie

    randomnoobie Thread Starter

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    actually, the laptop who's hard drive that failed is older then the one with the working hard drive. i've already backed up all the data i've needed for when it does inevitably fail.

    and, i'm positive the noise is coming from the hard drive. i pin-pointed the location and then opened the plate and matched it with the loud noise.

    my other drive has a disk read error, which - as i understand it - means it's failed completely.

    so, you wouldn't suggest mounting my newer hard drive into my older laptop? my old, failed hard drive was a hamatchi, 4200 RPM 2"5 IDE/ATA.
     
  4. Rich-M

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    Not if it is making all kinds of noise no. I do have a suggestion though. It's time to buy Western Digital hard drives for both imho.
     
  5. randomnoobie

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    haha, i was actually going to do that. i just need to wait for my paycheck coming in three days.

    alright, thanks dude.
     
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    Welcome!
     
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