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The hard drive on my hp g62 which is an hitachi HTS545050B9A300 makes noise when the drive light is on. Any solution?

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> makes noise when it is used

Well, either stop using the disk-drive, or tell us more about the noise; is it "clicking" or "screeching" or other signs of imminent TOTAL FAILURE of the disk-drive?

It's a good idea to copy all your files (to CD/DVD writable disks or to a USB memory stick) from the disk-drive while it still is "mostly" working.

Posted on May 22, 2011

  • dcocolicchio May 22, 2011

    it makes a noise that sounds like static, it is not a hard clicking noise, which i have had on other laptops which led to hard drive failiure. this is a new HP62, I have exchanged it with HP 6 times. this is my 6th HPG62 and HP does not know what the problem is.

  • ikkenom May 25, 2011

    If you have had SIX different disk-drives, presumably made by the same manufacturer, and then re-branded by HP, and they ALL make the SAME noise, then the odds are that the noise is just "normal" noise for that model of drives. Try to find a SAMSUNG disk-drive; they have the reputation of being "silent" drives. Or, if you have lots of money, purchase a solid-state disk-drive; since it has *NO* moving parts, it cannot make any noise.
    Last thought: is the noise coming through your computer's speakers (mute the speakers, or maximize the volume, to see if that makes any difference).


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