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Hard Drive Making Noise?

I've just noticed that my computer has like a grinding noise coming out of it? I think it's the hard drive but I just want to make sure before I have to reinstall windows or something... I hope there is a fix because I don't want to have to go through that process. Thank you! I have a WD Green 2TB drive btw.
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  1. Usually with HDDs its just better to be safe then sorry. There is software out there such as acronus or clonezilla that will clone your current HDD onto a new one so you don't have to go through the process of reinstalling everything on a new HDD.
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  2. timomatic said:
    Usually with HDDs its just better to be safe then sorry. There is software out there such as acronus or clonezilla that will clone your current HDD onto a new one so you don't have to go through the process of reinstalling everything on a new HDD.


    Awesome thank you so much! That is a sign of a faulty HDD right? I'm not fully positive that it is the HDD making the noise.
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    TurtleEater0 said:
    I've just noticed that my computer has like a grinding noise coming out of it? I think it's the hard drive but I just want to make sure before I have to reinstall windows or something... I hope there is a fix because I don't want to have to go through that process. Thank you! I have a WD Green 2TB drive btw.


    Install and run the WD Data Lifeguard.
    See what it returns.
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  4. TurtleEater0 said:
    timomatic said:
    Usually with HDDs its just better to be safe then sorry. There is software out there such as acronus or clonezilla that will clone your current HDD onto a new one so you don't have to go through the process of reinstalling everything on a new HDD.


    Awesome thank you so much! That is a sign of a faulty HDD right? I'm not fully positive that it is the HDD making the noise.


    Imaging or cloning only works if you do it before the drive dies.
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  5. USAFRet said:
    TurtleEater0 said:
    I've just noticed that my computer has like a grinding noise coming out of it? I think it's the hard drive but I just want to make sure before I have to reinstall windows or something... I hope there is a fix because I don't want to have to go through that process. Thank you! I have a WD Green 2TB drive btw.


    Install and run the WD Data Lifeguard.
    See what it returns.


    USAFRet said:
    TurtleEater0 said:
    timomatic said:
    Usually with HDDs its just better to be safe then sorry. There is software out there such as acronus or clonezilla that will clone your current HDD onto a new one so you don't have to go through the process of reinstalling everything on a new HDD.


    Awesome thank you so much! That is a sign of a faulty HDD right? I'm not fully positive that it is the HDD making the noise.


    Imaging or cloning only works if you do it before the drive dies.


    I ran the quick test and it said it passed.
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  6. TurtleEater0 said:


    I ran the quick test and it said it passed.


    So how did you determine it was the drive making the noise, and not a fan or something else?
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  7. USAFRet said:
    TurtleEater0 said:


    I ran the quick test and it said it passed.


    So how did you determine it was the drive making the noise, and not a fan or something else?


    I only have two fans running, my CPU cooler and a case fan, and I put my ear to the bottom right of the case (where my HDD is) and you can definitely tell it is coming from there.
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  8. TurtleEater0 said:
    USAFRet said:
    TurtleEater0 said:


    I ran the quick test and it said it passed.


    So how did you determine it was the drive making the noise, and not a fan or something else?


    I only have two fans running, my CPU cooler and a case fan, and I put my ear to the bottom right of the case (where my HDD is) and you can definitely tell it is coming from there.


    Might be just a loose screw.
    But I'd run the full test with DataLifeguard...not just the quick.
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  9. I will tonight when I'm not on my PC, it has an estimated 4 hours.
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  10. I think I'm just going to buy a new drive off Amazon and an SSD and just reinstall windows. I have fast download times so everything should download quick, just will be tedious to re sign into everything, but whatever. Thank you all!
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