Question Hard Drive Making Ticking Noise

Aug 14, 2019
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thats normal for a hdd - it's mechanical and parts move. Is the noise getting louder? Do you have a backup ?
I noticed it got louder today. It also randomly stops making the noise from time to time, which is why I don’t think it’s natural. It’s too loud to be normal, it can be easily heard during everyday use
 

Yeldur

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Hard drives making a ticking sound are almost always down to a drive failure; take a backup of the entire contents of the drive and then look to replace it ASAP.
 

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