Hard drive making noise after wake

I built my computer in December of 2015 and its been running fine without any problems.

The past two weeks I noticed that my hard drive would make a loud ish noise after I would wake the computer from sleep. (Can be obviously heard from across a pretty big room.)

The noise is similar to a car engine idling.

It doesn't always happen when the computer wakes from sleep.

It happens when the computer has been on most of the day and when the computer has been asleep for a couple of hours.

When it happens, I just shutdown the computer and reopen it and the noise is gone.

Any ideas on why this is happening?
Reply to ImTehPhilip
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  1. Please tell us you have recent, restorable, backups of your data.
    Reply to RolandJS
  2. Its could be happening because the hard drive needs to spin up when you wake the computer.

    However, I've never heard of a hard drive sounding like a car engine.

    Are you sure its the hard drive?
    Reply to XM Keeper
  3. would you like to record sounds and post here and HDD model? usual i don't set HDD and PC to sleep. i think sleep no good for HDD.
    Reply to badhddexpert
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