How Does a Failing Hard Drive Sounds Like?

April 1, 2010 | Filed under Audio


When you boot up your computer, one of the most obvious hardware sound that you will hear is your hard drive initializing. For a normal hard drive that doesn’t have problems, it is most likely quiet and you won’t hear anything that is clunking, clicking or knocking sound. But when you hear some loud sound that you suspect it is coming from your hard drive, you will want to know what is the problem and is it OK or normal for the hard drive to make such noises.

We know that a hard drive is probably the most important hardware on the computer and if you did not make a backup of your important files, you are going to lose everything from a faulty malfunction hard drive. Fortunately there are times when a hard drive will still continue to work despite of the sounds that are coming from the hard drive and this gives you a good amount of time to start backing up your data.

As we have said above, there are many different type of sounds and it is hard to describe them with words. The best way to learn about the failing hard drive sounds is through listening to the samples. You can visit the website at the end of this post to listen some typical sounds heard in the lab. If your hard drive makes noises like these and you are still able to access your files – backup immediately. To listen to the sound simply click on the play button. Click on the drive manufacturer next to the sound button to learn more about common problems these drives experience.

Failing Hard Drive Sounds

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