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Sorry guys. i only have 35 points to offer, but this is a pretty simple question. new  mom and po built computor was a little noisy. replaced the fan and that seemed to be the problem. but i do hear my hard drive making a spinning noise when active. dont remember hearing the spinning noise before, but maybe i couldnt hear it because the fan was so loud. my question is what noise should i hear my hard drive making. thanks
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A soft spinning noise is normal.  Some drives are louder than others so a wide variation in hard drive noise is normal.  A grinding or loud whining sound however, isually indicates impending trouble.
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thanks jhance. it is not a loud winding sound you can here from across the room. but if you are sitting next to the computor or put you ear to it you can hear a soft, but sorta high pitched spinning sound. does the western digital diagnostic test work pretty well{ you download it off the net]? sorry i dont have more points to give you. thanks again
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I'd say that there is no reason to concern at this point.  The sound of a failing HDD is quite pronounced.  A head crash is the worst and makes your drive sound like a bench grinder.  This is catastrophic and you will probably not be able to recover data if this happens.  It also happens suddenly and usually without any warning.  A more gradual failure is with the disk spindle bearings.  This failure usually happens over a long period with the whining or grinding sound coming and going and growing more pronounced over time.  In this case, you usually have time to backup your data and install a replacement before the end comes.
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