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Windows 7: Green 500 GB

06 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Green 500 GB

Hallo out there,

I'm concerned about a harddrive of mine which is a WD green. It has been making a strange sound when booting up and when I try to access data on it,, I'm on my knees with this one, because i've had another WD green which suddenly broke down without any notice... I've also had a black one that failed, so I don't know if this sound could be a sign that it isn't doing well. Or maybe I'm treating the drive in a wrong way, I don't know. Please help If you have some experience with this subject

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06 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I would suggest running Western Digitals Data lifeguard diagnostic tool on your drive if it's making a noise espcialy if it's a clicking sound it's a sign the drive is going bad.|MG| Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools 1.13 Download And how to use How to test a WD SATA, EIDE, or Solid State drive for errors with a Data Lifeguard Diagnostics CD or Floppy disk Fabe
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06 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would certainly backup any data that you have on the drive ASAP....different sounds that usual are almost always a sign of bad things to come.
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06 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm using it as a storage drive, are you guys familiar with the different kind of partitions? This partition is set as a primary simple drive,, I've turned the indexing option off
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06 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Samuel90 View Post
I'm using it as a storage drive, are you guys familiar with the different kind of partitions? This partition is set as a primary simple drive,, I've turned the indexing option off
Yes, familiar with the partition types. Primary, extended, logical, etc. There really isn't anything that you are physically doing to the drive to damage it unless

#1). You are pulling the drive while it's running and dropping it on the phone
#2). You have bad power coming into your house, or computer and that is damaging the drive.
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06 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
#1). You are pulling the drive while it's running and dropping it on the phone
#2). You have bad power coming into your house, or computer and that is damaging the drive.
well, It must be the second solution if any of 'em. I think it's just the drive that's bad, don't you think? Although I haven't found any bad sectors on the drive. But as I mentioned earlier, I've had 2 other drives from same manufactor that crashed. The drive shouldn't make any sounds right?
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06 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just little clicking sounds and such are normal. Drives are not completely silent (unless an SSD), but if it's making abnormal sounds there is likely an issue. Sometimes, depending upon your case, your HD can transfer some vibrations to the case which will either amplify the sound or cause some other sounds that aren't normal.
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06 Aug 2010   #8

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

Better back up your data. That green is dying. Get another hard drive. Make sure it says "Samsung" on it.
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07 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have it backed it up now on a black one,, It is set as "master boot record" in spite of the fact that it isn't a system drive at all. How do I change this? (I going to use it the same way as the green, but with demanding applications too)
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