New computers have loud click from HDD

Discussion in 'Computer Memory and Hard Drives' started by slackercruster, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. slackercruster

    slackercruster New Member

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    I bought a few HP Slim computers. 2 of the 3 have loud periodic clicks from HDD. Maybe once every 40 to 90 minutes. Should I return them or is it normal? One makes no clicks at all. They all run good otherwise. I don't mind the clicks if they would last a few years, but if it is a sign they will fail in the near term it won't be good.
     
  2. _Kyle_

    _Kyle_ Active Member

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    It's probably the drives failing. You can try to remedy it by reconnecting the data connectors (more than likely sata) and power. If that doesn't work then they probably are failing.
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2019
  3. JaredDM

    JaredDM Active Member

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    It could be the drives failing, or possibly that the power supply just isn't providing enough power to the drives. What brand are the drives?
     
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  4. slackercruster

    slackercruster New Member

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    Don't know HDD brand. It is what HP use in their Slime Line series. One was 500GB other one was 1TB. I don't know how to open up to look. I never had so many drives click like this ever. These are new out of the box and clicking after a few hours use.
     
  5. Intel_man

    Intel_man VIP Member

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    Sounds like you'll have to contact HP's support to get a replacement.
     
  6. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    HP's have a built in diagnostic when you first bootup hit escape rapidly and it should give you a menu to run hard drive checks.
     
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  7. slackercruster

    slackercruster New Member

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    Thanks will give the test a try.
     

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