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 PostPost subject: Hard drive problems        Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:50 pm 
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I have a problem with my hard drive, its starting to make some noises, like a loud click noise which I am suspecting is the head hitting the platter or something, but since the hard drive is on a raid card, the IDE controllers are dead and I was wondering if it is safe to assume that I should get a new HD or see if there is something out there that can perform diagnostics on the drive as many programs think that I am on a raid of course.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:08 pm 
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This should be in the hardware support section.

But anyways:

1) Does it work for sometime or does it make a click noise and then nothing?
Possible answer: Maybe the drive doesnt get enough power (it shuts it self down)

2) If in RAID (mutiple HD acting as one) then if 1 dies, all data is lost.

You can get your self a new HD, but first make sure if its really broken (burns your fingers if you touch it) or just not enough power.

Maybe someone on this forum knows a bit more.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:17 pm 
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yea my bad hehe, not the less, I will keep on investigating it; from what I gather there is sometimes random disk activity then a click noise. I will have to continue looking, I been meaning on doing a reinstall soon anyways. But I should back up everything I got first.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:53 pm 
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If its making clicking sounds then definitely replace it as soon as possible. Get all the data off it onto a new disk. It WILL fail soon.

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I'll be ordering http://www.extreme-pc.ca/showproduct.as ... menu3id=25 tomorrow, I just hope my 160 holds out till then (luckily I live in the same town as the business.)


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Usually the clicking isn't the head hitting the platter but the head trying to move horizontally beyond where it can actually go. Definitely back all your stuff up ASAP.


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I'll be ordering http://www.extreme-pc.ca/showproduct.as ... menu3id=25 tomorrow, I just hope my 160 holds out till then (luckily I live in the same town as the business.)


My suggestion would be to not use it until you get the new drive. That way you keep whatever life is left in it right now.

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will do, , if weird errors or blue screens pop up it'll be the time.


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Ah, the dreaded click of death. Never a good sign.


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yea, now testing different operating systems in Virtual PC to see what my options are, with heavy heavy modding I would really love to run windows 98 or 2000 on here but the processor is x64


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:57 am 
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id suggest you get a new HD or let a professional look at it and see if she/he can fix it. :)


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CompMan117 wrote:
id suggest you get a new HD or let a professional look at it and see if she/he can fix it. :)


What a generic answer. Unless you have very very valuable or sentimental information that you absolutely need to have and you can't get it off the drive, you just throw it away and buy a new one. I've never heard of anyone fixing a hard-drive except maybe some hardcore hacker. Recovering data from, maybe but it costs in the thousands.


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