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PowerBook - Hard Drive troubles


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My hard drive was working fine until about 4 months ago when I noticed it sometimes made a noise different to usual. It usually gives a very quiet ticking noise as most hard drives do when in use, however, occasionally the noise is much much louder for brief periods of time. Not a problem I thought - everything seemed to be working as normal.

However, in the last 3 days my Hard Drive has crashed 4 times. Each crash preceeded by this louder ticking noise before it just dies. Has anyone else experienced this problem or a problem similar to it?

I'm using a High-res 1.67ghz 17" Powerbook g4 with a 100gb 7200rpm Hard Drive.
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You can use TechTool pro to diagnose if there is any problem with your HD. This link might help you with the diagnostic.
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get anything critical off that drive FAST.

i had one that started doing that and crapped out pretty quickly - it was a maxtor 40Gb - 5200. size shouldn't matter though, that very well could be the drive's death rattle.
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