Is my hard drive dying?

Descent

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It's starting to get REALLY loud, but it works at full speed.

It's a Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM/8MB HD, but it sounds like my bro's Maxtor of the same specs.
 

Diesel

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I hardly think with you, any hardware problem is random. :p

Anyway, if it's a WD drive, download their Data Lifeguard Diagnostic tools, boot with the disc, and let it run through the tests. If it's dying, it'll let you know, and give you a code to process an RMA.
 

Jung

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Just a suggestion, if indeed it is dying. Copy your data off immediately, but access little as possible; don't run any extra scandisks, checkdisks etc on it. Alos, if it actually dies, you might be able to do the freezer thing and recover the rest of your data.
 

Descent

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Freezer?

My father gets home today, I'll use his Maxtor OneTouch to back my shit up.

P.S.: Diesel, your true persona shows outside of AlienSoup, and I find it a bit disturbing. Being nice is a good thing!
 

Diesel

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Descent said:
Do a google for "hard drive freezer", and most of the first page will turn out relevant links. Basically, freezing your hard drive for a while might help you get enough life out of it, temporarily, to copy your data off.
Read the links and you'll understand.

P.S.: Diesel, your true persona shows outside of AlienSoup, and I find it a bit disturbing. Being nice is a good thing!
I'm always a nice guy, and willing to help out whenever asked.
However, my assistance comes with the caveat that I'm going to call 'bullshit' when I see it. That goes for bad advice, misinformation, or just plain stupidity.

I may be a ballbuster, but I'm never hesitant to share what I know. But my help comes tied with brutal honesty. If you don't like it, that's fine, but it's free, so you don't really have a right to complain about it. :p
 

Descent

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Hehe. Awww, it's okay buddy. I didn't know you were joking. You're a really nice guy on AlienSoup.
 

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Id ont know if anyone has mentioend this already but my Hard Drive makes a LOUD noise when it gets full. also maybe a random question but how cold is your room?

Maybe consider buying a second HDD as a back-up

I'd say if you HDD isn't full and your room isn't too cold, then you HDD is gonna die soon so buy Norton Ghost and a second HDD and back up al ya data
 

Descent

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It's working fine now. Pretty odd...It's been A-1 SUPAR! for a week or two.

I guess I had a thin ass USB header cable or something on top of it that created some nasty resonance.