How much longer do you think this hard drive will survive? (video)

Discussion in 'SSD and HDD storage' started by FULMTL, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. FULMTL

    FULMTL Ancient Guru

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    My HDD started making sounds a few days ago and yesterday it has gotten louder. It started happening once I started deleting a ton of files off of it because I was trying to clean it up without formatting it.
    http://youtu.be/jNkaJD5tV1Q

    I know this Caviar Black is over five years old now, so it's time to set it free. Just need to save up for a 500GB SSD to replace my 640GB HDD....
     
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  2. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    If its making any kind of strange noise, assume its dead and get your data off asap.
     
  3. jbmcmillan

    jbmcmillan Ancient Guru

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    If that noise is your hard drive I'd say not long and quite frankly don't know why it's still running.Get what you can from it now.
     
  4. FULMTL

    FULMTL Ancient Guru

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    Strange, the noise has stopped after I backed up all my music...will continue to back up stuff though. Too poor at the moment to afford a new SSD.
     

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    scoutingwraith Ancient Guru

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    Back up everything and change HDD. It will die really soon.
     
  6. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Not necessarily. Could die in a day, or two years from now. Without knowing the details of the malfunction, it's hard to say.
     
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    scoutingwraith Ancient Guru

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    It is possible...however from the video and the sound it made im speaking from a personal experience i had them die within the next month or so.
     
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    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    have you looked on any of the free defrag programs that can tell you your drivers health status?
     
  9. Pill Monster

    Pill Monster Banned

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    If it's making strange noises then it's already dying...
     
  10. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Maybe it's pre-April Fool's Day trolling you :p?

    Honestly, I'll just get a new drive, it's not worth it by guessing.

    deltatux
     

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    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    I had that by one WD 200gb, few times it was really bad, i decided to remove all stuff from it and use it only for games, over time it stopped (sounded like clicks), i defragged it a couple of times and its still running fine although it gets quite hot 43-45C when under load.
     
  12. FULMTL

    FULMTL Ancient Guru

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    Good news, I just got a job new today! (technically starting next week) ^^ A new SSD will be the first thing I buy.
     
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    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Now that's forward thinking, lmao. But congrats on finding employment. In my case it's easy to forget just how lucky I am to be consistently employed.
     

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