Question Hdd spins up and clicks to a halt.

Jan 18, 2020
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Ive been using my HDD for about 5-6 years now, and just 3 days ago it started clicking off and spinning back up, but im still able to use the pc, i can open task manager and i see the HDD usage response time and r/w speeds go from normal to o and back to normal every 1-10 seconds, but everything works just fine. I can play all of my games access all of my files and use it as if nothi g is wrong except load speeds are increased due to not constantly running, i know if i turn off the computer or restart it it most likely wont boot back up, should i plug in another drive and try to back everything up or is there a way i may be able to fix it?
 

Wu-Zi-Mu

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Feb 20, 2016
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Buy another drive and backup all data ASAP. If it doesn't have the system partition you can even clone it without rebooting, if you're on Linux ddrescue is perfect for that.

That drive might or might not work on next boot but it'll be dead soon.
 

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