To start off, my hard drive has been making a 'clicking' noise for the past week and a half, and I'm starting to get worried about it. The noise is sort of "click click" (followed by a smaller/quiter) "click" So why is my HD doing this? Does that noise mean it's going to fail? And if yes could you answer these questions: 1) Can I get Apple to replace the HD for making the clicking noise? (it's still under Apple Care) 2) If Apple wont replace it, could anybody sugest a highly reliable external hard drive that also happens to be cheap? (so I can back up my data) 3) If the drive FAILS, will Apple replace it? I opened up Disk Utility and the S.M.A.R.T status is verified, I'll include a pic. Even though I understand that drives fail, this is not a good time for me to be spending $100+ on an external drive; I'm really strapped for cash. My computer is an iMac, that I bought in late November, and is 80 GB in size.