I'm having two different HDD (and SSD) problems right now, so I figured I'd just group them into one post.
PROBLEM #1 (HDD noise)
Normally both of my HDDs (750 segate, 250 segate) never make any noticeable noise above the sound of my fans. A few days ago one of them (haven't narrowed it down to which one) make a loud beep sound and then revs itself up really fast. They both seem to be working fine, but they have never really made any noises until now and I'm worried about the health of the drive. It's one of my storage drives and I am worried because I am not backing up anything on the drive since I don't have any storage that large.
In short, are there any programs to check the health status of my drive? Or should I not be worried?
Problem #2 (SSD Noise)
My laptop's SSD has been making very light screeching noises. Like radio interference sounding noises. Very high frequency. They're quiet but I tend to use my laptop a lot at night in a quiet room and since my laptop has no other moving parts, this gets pretty noticeable. I know there are no moving parts on an SSD, so I'm wondering why I am hearing anything. Anytime the drive is accessed it makes a high frequency squeal.
If anyone has any input or tips, I would appreciate it.