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    PC making a dog whistle sound/whistling =Hard Drive Failure?

    My PC is making a high-pitched whistle sounds like a dog whistle, I've checked all the fans and held all the hard drives and casing but I don't know what it is.

    Could it be hard drive failure on the way ?

    I'm worried to restart it in case one of the hard drives is dying . anyone ever heard of anything similar?

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    I have an old hard drive which makes a high pitched noise. Try disconnecting one hdd at a time then switching your pc on. If the noise is gone its the disconnected hdd

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    yeah, most likely a HD on its way out, we have one in our server room at work thats been doing that for about 3 months now.

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    Both my WD2000JBs, and a WD600BB are doing this. They might be noisy but they're perfectly reliable. Check your HDD(s) SMART status and see if there is something wrong.
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    Okay I will do all this -these are great suggestions.

    I will try moving around the drives sideways and I will make a full report when I have figured it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viet cong zombi
    Okay I will do all this -these are great suggestions.

    I will try moving around the drives sideways and I will make a full report when I have figured it out.
    The only way to get the noise down is to keep the drive running. The noise is most noticible when cold start. Once I had the drive running for 5+ hours the noise drops down. After 100 hours its no louder than the fan.
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    Re: PC making a dog whistle sound/whistling =Hard Drive Failure?

    im also having this problem. i've checked my S.M.A.R.T and used another program to make sure. every thing seems fine. Speed fans SMART says its 93% on performance and reliability. but the high whistle/squeal is still there. sounds like an old CRT monitor. Thought after having the PC for a few days now im noticing it less, particularly after a gaming sesh.
    Still cause for concern?

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    Re: PC making a dog whistle sound/whistling =Hard Drive Failure?

    Rolfcore may i ask what psu do you have? and do you have an kind of LEDs cathode tubes hooked up inside of your pc?
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    It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it

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