07-16-2006 08:36 PM
Well, I'd temper lowster's pessimistic opinion although he might be right, depending on the kind of noise you hear (could you describe?). For example, speedy disks sometimes stress fixations (screws, clips or others). So it's worth checking that your disk is still firmly seated in its lodgement. Also arrange cables more neatly as to avoid contacts with the disk where feasible.
07-26-2006 04:52 PM
fan, just replace the new one.
BTW, a noisy hard drive is a sign of approaching failure. Backup data A.S.A.P
or you will lost all of data in that HD.
07-26-2006 07:56 PM
Good news that you didn't hast at purchasing a replacement HDD as some members suggested (based on you previous info). Fans are far more cheaper.
Enjoy your computer and store your essential files to CDs or DVDs sometimes. Where HDDs get physically dead, they seldom give warnings but the computer does (beeps or blank screen, or a siren-like noise).