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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:38 AM

Okay, so to make a long story short. I believe my HDD is failing, but I'm not entirely sure. I have a Seagate Barracuda 1TB I believe.
Two reasons that I think it may be failing are:

1) It makes a chirping noise (as far as I can tell I have tried getting really close to it to listen if the sound comes from there) as the HDD LED flashes on the MoBo.

2) My computer will have freezing spikes. For example, when I play SWTOR or watch a YouTube video, my computer will skip and sound like, "Hello my na-a-a-a-ame is P-a-a-atrick."

Whenever I use a computer scanning software(Speccy, SeaTools, or my computer's Bios), it doesn't give me any details on my HDD saying if anything is wrong, however, SpeedFan mentions one clear thing about it:


"Found SCSI drive Hitachi HDS72101 (1000.2GB)
ProbeSCSI: WARNING: hard disk skipped because of invalid returned LogSense data
Found SCSI drive ST31000524AS (1000.2GB)
ProbeSCSI: WARNING: hard disk skipped because of invalid returned LogSense data
Found Intel® Core™ i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz"

Now, the reason it says it twice is because I have two HDDs in my computer. My main is the Seagate and the other is Toshiba. When I take the Toshiba out, it will only give me the error message once.
Someone mentioned on another forum it has something to do with a virtual drive software or an ISO mounting software...I have no idea what that means.

I am just really scared for my computer's well-being. I am currently in the process of cloning up my Seaget HDD info onto the Toshiba HDD. I will eventually back up everything onto an external HDD, but I am clueless as to what I should do. Please consider all of the information I have listed and respond. Thank you.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:58 AM

Noises coming from the HDD is a sure sign of faliure. As long as they're not the noises it usually makes.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:18 AM

seagate seatools and hard disk sentinel are trustworthy, if they don't say anything, and a basic program like speedfan does, its obviously wrong.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:37 AM

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1) It makes a chirping noise (as far as I can tell I have tried getting really close to it to listen if the sound comes from there) as the HDD LED flashes on the MoBo.

Did you leave a bird inside there?

but yeah check with seagate seatools as said above, speedfan isn't very trustworthy from past experience.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:17 PM

View PostNNemesis, on 25 February 2013 - 09:58 AM, said:

Noises coming from the HDD is a sure sign of faliure. As long as they're not the noises it usually makes.
See, that's the thing. I can't tell. It isn't a very loud noise, but it's noticeable. It sounds like a processing noise, and it syncs with the flickering/blinking of the HDD LED on the MoBo. The fact that my computer stutters a lot should be a dead giveaway, but again...I don't know. xD
I have cloned my HDD successfully though so I should be safe. SeaTools says nothing. Any suggestions as to how I can find out if it is failing?

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

View PostBudgeh, on 25 February 2013 - 10:37 AM, said:

Did you leave a bird inside there?

but yeah check with seagate seatools as said above, speedfan isn't very trustworthy from past experience.
I am doing a full scan of the Seagate HDD now. I will post results when it's complete.