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Hard drive making a lot of clicking noise when going to 50% usage

Hi, so I ran 2 third party hard drive tests to check if my hard drive is working fine and both softwares showed good results.

I've installed every drivers I could yet it's still doing that noise and it can be loud and annoying. My hard drive is this: hitachi hds721010kla330

Does anybody have any fix for this please?
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  1. That drive may be good, but chances are its getting worn out. Have you tried bench marking it?

    But there isn't really any good effective way to repair the hard drive if the noise is internal that wouldn't put the drive its self at risk of getting totally ruined.

    If its that annoying replace it, and clone your data before it dies.
  2. The clicking noise is a mechanical issue and unfortunately nothing can be done to fix it. If your drive is still under warranty contact the manufacturer. If not either make sure that your data is backed up at all time or purchase a new drive.

    It's possible that the drive could live for many more years but with mechanical issues if the drive fails it will do so without reporting any issues. It's also more worrying that this is a consumer drive. Enterprise level drives usually make more noise and sometimes what you would call "clicking" but what you have is a consumer class drive.
  3. Thanks for the replies, but yeah the only thing I get is a return but I need to use my pc so if I was to return it i got no way of using the computer when it's gone. The clicks are loud but after googling a bit more I've seen descriptions on what a normal hard drive clicking should be like and my hard drive is pretty much doing that. It never beeped.... yet at least, so I guess I will have to cope until I make a bit more to buy a new one to replace it and use the loud one for some other things.
  4. Kahlo kahlow said:
    Thanks for the replies, but yeah the only thing I get is a return but I need to use my pc so if I was to return it i got no way of using the computer when it's gone. The clicks are loud but after googling a bit more I've seen descriptions on what a normal hard drive clicking should be like and my hard drive is pretty much doing that. It never beeped.... yet at least, so I guess I will have to cope until I make a bit more to buy a new one to replace it and use the loud one for some other things.


    If you don't have one already, making it into a backup drive when you get a new drive would be a good idea. That way you don't have to hear it very often and you can have your data backed up as well.

    Ironically I have the opposite setup. I have a WD Green, which is silent, as my backup and 4 noisy WD Blacks in my computer. Hard Drive noise doesn't bother me though as I use headphones.
  5. thor220 said:
    Kahlo kahlow said:
    Thanks for the replies, but yeah the only thing I get is a return but I need to use my pc so if I was to return it i got no way of using the computer when it's gone. The clicks are loud but after googling a bit more I've seen descriptions on what a normal hard drive clicking should be like and my hard drive is pretty much doing that. It never beeped.... yet at least, so I guess I will have to cope until I make a bit more to buy a new one to replace it and use the loud one for some other things.


    If you don't have one already, making it into a backup drive when you get a new drive would be a good idea. That way you don't have to hear it very often and you can have your data backed up as well.

    Ironically I have the opposite setup. I have a WD Green, which is silent, as my backup and 4 noisy WD Blacks in my computer. Hard Drive noise doesn't bother me though as I use headphones.


    I think I might even share the hard drive in my home network and make it like a small storage server.
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    That'd work. Just make sure that your computer allows Ethernet to wake the computer. This should be an option in the BIOS or in the properties page in the device manager.
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