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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2003 7:39 pm 
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My hard hrive started making strange noises around today when I got home. It's making a screeching noise, like a car jamming on the brakes. I'm going to assume it's bad at the moment. Has anyone else had this? Comments/Experiences?

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Western Digital WD400 (40 GB)

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Update (20 mins later...): It's getting worse. The noise went from faint to clearly audible in 20 minutes, which can't possibly be good :cry:

Update #2: My drive fitness thing dropped in the SMART menu from the last time I checked (about a week ago)

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Back-up the data, back-up the data, back-up the data.

The END is near my friend, the end is very near.



That's a dying bearing, I'd almost put money on it.

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Aack! That sucks. It's not even like I have 1000 CDs (or even 5) at the moment to back all my stuff up! Crap!

Wanna bet how much longer it lasts? :shock:

On the bright side, I can finally justify blowing the $$ on a Cuda IV 8)

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Or, just unplug it and wait until your 'cuda arrives to fire it back up again.

I got $5 on it lasting 2 more days :lol:

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Slight problem. This thing is the server for my website(s), and stays on 24/7:
[url]akart.webhop.net[/url] and [url]akgames.webhop.net[/url]

I backed up everything important. Kinda crossing my fingers at this point. :|

Why is it still doing OK in the SMART tests? It's not showing excessive errors or anything...

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Just to be sure I win the bet I should fire up a script real quick to bombard your server! :lol: :lol:


I dunno why its not showing errors, sometimes mechanical problems just don't. I've seen that before.

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