Thankfully I can replace it. Recovering data from my Macrium image will be another thing unless it is like a typical recovery.
I used Speccy to find out what I need. I will get the 500 GB as I only use 38 GB any way.
I saw one in a local store for $35.
>>Long story short I have a WD $39 1 T installed and have defaulted the BIOS and recovered Macrium. No noise. I cannot thank you all enough for all your kind advice. Peter
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