Do you hear Crashed Hard Drive Sounds coming from your hard drive? It can be alarming to hear any strange or unknown noises coming from your computer. Whether you have a ‘clicking’ Western Digital, Toshiba, Seagate, Hitachi or any other hard drive, a clicking sound is generally a ‘tell tale’ sign that your hard drive is suffering from a hardware failure.
IMPORTANT!! If you hear any sounds from your hard drive, SHUT down computer ASAP!
Hard Drive Sounds
Clicking, Grinding sounds or extremely noisy hard drives are indications of a serious issue with your hard drive. Hard drives can make some noise during normal operation. However, it is imperative that if you do hear any strange sounds coming from your hard drive, turn the computer off immediately. These types of sounds can indicate a mechanical failure with the hard drive.
Keep in mind that hard disk drives contain moving mechanical pieces that will wear out over time and with usage.
(Not to mention, “They don’t make ’em like they used to”). By turning your computer off as soon as possible, you reduce the risk of doing further, possibly irreparable damage to the media. (The surface of the platters inside of the hard drive, onto which your data is written to.)
Examples of Failure Sounds from Hard Drive
Below are a few examples of noises that could lead to, or indicate a hard drive failure. This is not meant to be a self diagnosis tool, just a simple way to let you know that ECO Data Recovery is capable of rescuing data from drives that suffer from each of these failures.
Mouse over the buttons below to hear the sounds that a crashed hard drive can make.
Turn Off Computer
If your drive is making any of these sounds or any uncommon noise, it is extremely important to TURN IT OFF and disconnect it immediately before there is any further damage. Fill out our online quote request form for a free data recovery quote that could save your valuable data.