What’s that sound? It’s a bad hard drive

By | January 23, 2006

Hitachi Global posted a quick Q&A from their support pages that has six of the worst sounds to hear coming from your hard drive.  Give em a listen so you know when to make that whole system backup.

These can be valuable if you haven’t heard them before.  I can’t count how many times I’ve heard them and just barely gotten a backup made before the drive kicked the bucket.

[tags]Hard drive, sound, bad, failing[/tags]

One thought on “What’s that sound? It’s a bad hard drive

  1. Irrision

    Hrmm.. or they could title it “Sounds you often hear when passing a road crew” I’d say most of them also sound like powertools. I wish I’d recorded the sound my laptop drive was making (which happened to be a hitachi actually). It sounded like someone smacking a hollow metal block with a wrench. Good stuff… my data certainly enjoyed it.

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