HDD's Sound

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by maverick_GE, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. maverick_GE

    maverick_GE MDL Member

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    Hello MDL,


    My friends PC has a HDD trouble as i guess.


    His PC's Description is:


    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz
    RAM: 4GB
    HDD: 1TB


    The HDD has such sound: Tik Tik Tik and so on


    Also there is no HDD listed on BIOS.


    I opened case and change HDD sata cable to another port but same thing. a sound is still exists.


    What is a problem?


    Thanks in advanced for your time and support.
     
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  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    HDD is broken , the sound is coming from the heads for read/write
     
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  3. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    Yep agree... hd has died.....

     
  4. zen45

    zen45 MDL Senior Member

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    "an old trick" this works sometimes hookup another spare drive up to your computer, take the old drive put it in the freezer for an about an hour take it out and hook it up and try to copy all info off drive this does work if your lucky!!:biggrin:
     
  5. sunilk

    sunilk MDL Member

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    If hdd is starting to make sound, then it is a signal to buy new one and backup hdd, try to low level format as it may be due to bad sectors on disk.
     
  6. Aryan31

    Aryan31 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the information.
     
  7. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    Zen, that is an OLD way, we used to do that here as well. the Freezer trick worked for small drives around 600MB to ~1GB. I dont know how well it will work with TB's of data today. Saved a lot of data doing that though lol
     
  8. sunilk

    sunilk MDL Member

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    keep hdd in freezer and fingers cross it may work
     
  9. Zigen

    Zigen MDL Novice

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    If there's nothing important to be recovered, go get a RMA done, if there's still warranty. If no warranty it's as good as a piece of junk as parts inside have probably failed.