new HD dying?

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moebius

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hi

i got a new 250gb drive recently and installed it in place of an older 80gb one. i reinstalled windows, transferred my data, and the drive worked fine, for about a month until now. it just quits spinning sometimes. i can hear it click off. and sometimes the BIOS won't list the drive. i've also noticed that giving the drive a little tap will cause it to restart. i've checked the power cables, theyre fine. securely plugged and the voltages are good to.

should i rma it?
 
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Yes your hard drive is going up. What's happening is, the read arm is falling onto the plate. By tapping the HD, you cause the arm to come back up off the plate, which allows the plate to resume spinning. If you don;t know what I;m talking about, think about a record player. The inside of a hard drive is for all intents and purposes identical.
 

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its a new drive, how does this happen?

should i return it for warranty?
 
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Möbiús said:
should i return it for warranty?
Definitely. Copy all your important files off quickly because it could fail for good at any time. You could download and run the drive manufacturers diagnostic but my guess will be it'll fail that too.
 
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