Noise Coming From New hard Drive

Im using a maxtor 500gb sata hard drive and have noticed a ticking noise coming from it, its a brand new hard drive not more than 3 days old usually ticking noises means that its near its death but how can that be when its brand new?

i aint dropped it, i took all the precautions to prevent static, everything else is working fine

i mean the hard drive is working, i can access all my data and start programs with ease

i only have the 1 hard drive in my system so there is no raid config to be done
its set to ide in the bios and it picks up both my sata hard drive and dvd drive no problem.

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Anonymous
16.5.09 delete

http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php

There you go, an extensive database with the sounds of failing hard drives. Eat your heart out

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Anonymous
16.5.09 delete

Keep in mind, all brand of hard drives does have a lot of pros and cons :!: Not 100% perfect, these manufacturers trying work hard to make it compatible with all computers, it has either IDE or SATA connection, still have same cons and pros....

Better way is go to manufacturers' forums and read these information as they might have face these problems or wants to know about pros and cons before they can buy one...

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Anonymous
16.5.09 delete

Maybe in the past, but that's just it, that was the past. Have you not heard that they have merged with Seagate? Seagate have had a string of hard drive failures over the past few months, and not just one offs, but on a global scale. Once you come across one of them, are you going to dog Seagate as well? Well, even though you haven't, you should since they're basically the same company now.

I've had a 500GB Maxtor OneTouch4 Plus for almost 2 years now & it hasn't failed me yet. I did have a few 20GB & 40GB Maxtors 6 - 8 years ago, go bad on me but not since the merger. As with all companies still in the game 5+ years from birth, they will always go through rough patches. Western Digital did a couple years back with their "green" or whatever they were called HDDs also.

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Anonymous
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I was browsing this site and I came up to this problem. Maybe a bit too late. The problem lies in the sata power cable. Try changing this cable. I had the same problem recently. The problem vanished when I did this.

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