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For the past several weeks I have noticed that there is a loud (or at least increased) noise coming from my tower. It doesnt sound like the fan to me, more like the hard drive. The noise is intermittent. Just sounds like the usual HD spin noise, only louder.
Any thoughts/solutions out there?
The loud noise coming from your drive could be an indication of possible drive failure. Are you positive it's the hard drive. If it is you better start looking at a replacement. Even if it's a year old that does not rule out factory defect.
Just a thought.