Now, I was going over videos about various HDD sounds. I came across Chris' video on it.
asked Dec 21 '12 at 16:13
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