Question hard drive clicking sound and freezing

Feb 23, 2020
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I just bought dell g5 3 weeks ago and since i started using it, i noticed that the hard drive makes some noise, clicking noise, ever 10/15 sec. I ran some diagnostics and its all okay. i also made some search and i found that it is okay if the hard drive makes some clicking noise every 5 seconds or when it boots.But a week ago, the laptop started freezing every 10 minutes or longer for a half of a second, i notice some lagging or an unusual sound i am playing any media. Is is all okay? do i need to replace the hard drive?
 
Personally I would replace the HDD with a 2.5 inch SSD anyway for a much better experience then the slow 5400RPM drives they put in the machines.



It's actually very easy to do using cloning software such as https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree and a cheap USB to SATA adapter like https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-SATA-USB-Cable-USB3S2SAT3CB/dp/B00HJZJI84.

It will clone the HDD to the SSD exactly including any Dell partitions and then all you need to do is swap the drives.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LClr3FPg4_4
 
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Personally I would replace the HDD with a 2.5 inch SSD anyway for a much better experience then the slow 5400RPM drives they put in the machines.



It's actually very easy to do using cloning software such as https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree and a cheap USB to SATA adapter like https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-SATA-USB-Cable-USB3S2SAT3CB/dp/B00HJZJI84.

It will clone the HDD to the SSD exactly including any Dell partitions and then all you need to do is swap the drives.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LClr3FPg4_4
what about the diagnostics??
it shows that its all okay. it is all about that noise and some websites say that it might be normal
 
what about the diagnostics??
it shows that its all okay. it is all about that noise and some websites say that it might be normal
There is normal use clicking and then there is not normal use clicking. You almost only hear a HDD clicking when it is working hard, like booting the computer/logging into the OS. After that you almost never hear it until it has to work again. If it happens every 10-15 seconds that isn't normal. Usually that is a sign that the HDD is starting to fail.
 

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