Question My internal HDD is making this weird noise (not clicking sound) ?

Detody

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My HDD is WD WD20EZAZ Blue 2TB 5400RPM Class SATAIII 256MB, and I bought it 4 weeks ago from a physical store.

Recently, I've learned that my HDD was making this weird noise.
Here's the link of the .mp3 file : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ruginAximut_RkbYaw29nmebm2lDxIi5/view?usp=sharing

Sorry for the background noise, but I think the noise from the HDD can still be heard. It made that noise four (4) times at the beginning, and two (2) times at the end. Also, it makes that noise whenever I access it. So what is this noise and is this normal?
 
Feb 9, 2021
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Most of the times there are 4 probable causes for clicking noise of a hard drive:

  1. The insufficient power supply is a very common cause of noise in the hard drive. It mostly happens when you have connected multiple devices (including the HDD) to a single port.
  2. Physical depreciation of the hard drive which results from either simple issues or damage such as a physical shock or trauma.
  3. A hard drive may be failed due to the faulty data cables, or incorrect drivers installed.
  4. A crashed hard drive.
You can try the subsequent fixes which people have used to overcome the noise related issues:

  1. Check whether the hard drive is getting enough power or not. You can do it by plugging the power adapter directly into the power supply.
  2. Replace the data cable with the new one and turn on the drive. Now, if it does not make any noise, then the data cable might be faulty.
  3. In case the drive still makes noises, then there is a high possibility the drive is failing and needs to be replaced.
 

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