Is my Harddrive failing...?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MIDI_EVIL, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

    MIDI_EVIL

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    My 13 month old PowerBook's HD has started to make a rough scratching sound when it is in use. It never used to sound like this, and i'm afraid it might be about to fail.

    It sounds as though the mechanics are rusty, if that helps? Obviously there is no way they could be rusty.

    The sound isn't LOUD but it is definately not as smooth as it used to be, i've run Disk Utility, numerous times and no problems have been found.

    I couldn't find the symptoms i'm experiencing in other threads, please forgive me if this is normal as i'm not familiar with the sound.


    Concerned!

    Rich.
     
  2. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

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    Use disk utility to verify the disk. See what it says.
     
  3. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

    ~Shard~

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    I assume you've specifically checked the S.M.A.R.T. status of the drive in Disk Utility?
     
  4. berg macrumors member

    berg

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    Hi fatsofor ...

    I think you should back up anything you value as soon as possible ...in case the drive goes ...

    That sound usually proceeds a drive failure .. at least it did in my case ...

    I hope that's not your situation but better to be safe than sorry..
     
  5. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Yes check your SMART status.
     

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