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  1. #1
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    Default Is my hdd dying?

    Hey guys,

    My hard drive (40GB WD SATA) started making a funny noise.

    I only notice it cos of the vibration it creates in my case.

    It's like something zooming away then coming back in a circle.

    Like whaaoo..whaaoo..whaaoo..whaaoo..whaaoo

    I was actually quite shocked when i found it was the hdd making the racket (i thort it was a fan) and it has my os on it... (Fedora3)

    Umm, is it gonna die? Whats a linux command I can use to do a disk check or watever?

    Cheers
    hamstar

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    Elite
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    Default Re: Is my hdd dying?

    You could check with smartctl and badblocks.

    Might be an idea to check with WD's diag tools.

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