My hard drive makes mechanical noises at startup?????????

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Royalking1982

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Hi,

I have built a new gaming pc a few months now, I noticed that my hard drive makes noises when I boot the system for a few seconds then it stops. I have games and personal data saved on my WD 1 TB PC Hard Drive - Blue and windows 10 is running from my Kington ssd drive. Is this a sign of a dying hard drive because hard drives shouldn't make that noise. I have ran disk check and found no errors on the drive, the drive is working fine. Should I get a replacement coz its still under warranty??????????
 

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I'd switch to a WD Black series ... 5yr warranty ... dual platter supports.
How many hours on the drive ???
Samsung or WD Blue SSDs are better for the next time.
 

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I think am going to get a replacement I have had many computers before never suffered from this issue, although the drive is healthy now it could go wrong in time to come, sound like a mechanical issue that could develop further.
 

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Is it a clicking sound ?? .... It could be just searching, but that still doesn't sound right (fishy)
W10 might have been updating ???
330 hours is still in diapers :D

Any data you don't care about loosing ... is Data you only have one copy of.
I have 3 ... I only showed you two ... #3 in a USB enclosure.

I'd get a WD Black ... or two ... 5yr warranty
Cloning is much is faster than copying if you have a lot of data.
And since you're all WD ... If you get a new WD SSD ... Acronis is Free.
Are you familiar with Imaging the OS ?


Wobbling patters is a main case of inability to read/write ...
The WD Blacks have dual platter supports ... The reason for a better warranty.
Years ago, I had a sector go bad just under 5 years ... (Date of purchase)
I didn't even have to pay for shipping either way.
 
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Have you got an Optical drive in that PC ? They can make some noise at boot up.
 

Royalking1982

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False alarm,
It turned out to be my cheap dvd drive which is making the noise and not my hard drive. After carrying out an investigation I found out that the problem is with the dvd drive my hdd drives are perfect and not making any kind of noise as they should be.
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If you your hard drive is making any kind of noise at startup or even during read/write operation most likely it has a problem and you should back up your data and replace even if its working fine and even if the any testing software indicates that its fine. All new hdd are silent and should not make any noises no matter what speeds they run at.
 
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