No Data Recovered - NO CHG
Corrupt File System
Minor Firmware Damage
Today's hard drives are very quiet and usually the system fan noise covers the drive. When the system ventilation fans get dirty or out of balance they can begin to make noise. Sometimes the hard drive is suspected of making these new noises.
Older hard drives will make noise during normal use. The level and type of noise may change depending on the function the drive is performing. Users must be able to distinguish normal noises from detrimental, abnormal noises.
Normal Sounds Include:
Whining noise during drive spin-up.
Regular clicking or tapping sounds during drive access.
Hard clicks when the drive heads park during power saving modes like Standby or Hibernation.
Abnormal noises include:
High-pitched whining sound can be an indication of abnormal function.
Noises can be caused by mounting issues. This is due to either a high frequency vibration in the mounting hardware, or a potential drive failure.
Repeated, regular tapping, grinding or beeping.
External (especially USB-only) drive clicking or beeping at time of connection, often accompanied by non-detection problems.
Seagate and Maxtor-brand hard drives do not contain audio speakers. Some failure mechanisms may make a regular repeating beep from the computer's internal speaker. This may or not be hard drive related. Check your system documentation for an explanation of system beep codes. If a drive failure is possible, it is always important to make an immediate backup.
Two hard clicks at start up and then a boot error message or system shutdown is a symptom of a failed drive. Check your cables and connections in case they might have gotten loose. properly or is unresponsive, replace the drive.
Troubleshooting noise issues for internal drives: