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Now, I was going over videos about various HDD sounds. I came across Chris' video on it.
There was a certain 'cycle click' where it is a whirrr click whirr whirr whirr click
I have a drive that makes quite that sound but not as frequently.
It does that maybe like once every 3 hours or sometimes it doesn't.
Is there a reason for me to worry? or do I just return the drive?
Is my drive failing?
The SMART values are fine

asked Dec 21 '12 at 16:13

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Little Child

It is a common complaint on some models or brands of drive, but they can continue to operate just fine. You have done the right thing by checking on the SMART monitoring, and for safety sake I would continue to do so at some interval but providing nothing shows up there then you should have nothing to worry about.

Most people will post about how those sounds were associated with the failure of their drive, but few will post about how their drive continues to work just fine, so the "views" presented online will be somewhat skewed.

If you are concerned then either go for a replacement, or an additional (maybe another brand) for occasional backups which is a good practice anyway.

answered Dec 22 '12 at 23:59

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