1. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 30
    Windows 10
       3 Weeks Ago #1

    Noisy hard drives


    Hello I have 2 hard drives. One of them is very noisy when powered on. I can feel my desk vibrating when its reading. (I think its dying) Its around 6 years old, so Im expecting it to stop working soon. My other drive is also abit noisy but not as bad as the first one. (The other drive is 3 years old) But anyway, is it any way to manually turn off hard drives without unplugging them? Power saving helps, but they always seem to turn on again after a while. It it any software on the internet that can put hard drives into a power saving mode that it cant wake up from unless I want it to?
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  2. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,355
    Windows 10 Pro
       3 Weeks Ago #2

    I would replace them while you can still access the data. I don't know if you do this or not but if not I suggest keeping backups on a external drive for extra safety.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 30
    Windows 10
       3 Weeks Ago #3

    Winuser said: View Post
    I would replace them while you can still access the data. I don't know if you do this or not but if not I suggest keeping backups on a external drive for extra safety.
    I have a backup just in case But I was hoping to avoid a replacement, but it seems like it is the smartest thing to do now before corrupted files comes. Thanks for the answer!
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #4

    Good call, Joakia: Whenever hard disks start making noise, outright device failure or head crash is seldom far behind. If not accompanied by immediate failure (head crash) it usually means spindle bearings are wearing out. Copy the contents and replace them as soon as you possibly can.
    --Ed--
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