External Hard Drive - High Pitch Whine

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  1. Batch

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    Hi,

    Over te past few days my Western Digital hard drive has been whining every 15 or so minutes for about 3-5 seconds. Should i be worried?

    I've had the HDD for abou 10 months, and dropped it about 1ft about 8 months ago but thought nothing of it as it's been fine since.

    I am currently downloading a large file directly to the HDD, could this be the cause of the probem?, although i don't think so.

    Any help?

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  2. Batch

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    noone able to help?
     
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    ok, so i've just ordered a Seagate FREEAGENT PRO 500GB to bakc it up on. Phoned support they said it didn't sound good.
     
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    Clicking is usually what you usually associate with an on the way out drive. I had a WD drive that had a high pitched whine, but it was constant
     
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    This doesn't really sound like clicking, it is definatle a white and now appears to be random. I've got a replacement on the way.
     
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    Get a freecom drive they are fanless.
     
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    My WD twin raptors always have a very high pitch whine and have never failed .... ever :thumbsup:

    That said, you should always have a backup .... learnt that the hard way :mad: (my data disks got wiped by ... ummm ..... "user" error :rotfl:)
     

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