I've had this 320gb hard drive for years now and recently it's started making some noises. I actually bought a new 1TB drive because I was afraid it was dying, but I'm still curious as to why it's making noise. The thing is, it only makes noise while playing certain games. The Witcher 2 and Duke Nukem 3D in DOSbox are the only two games where it'll start making noise. However, the games aren't on that hard drive. The only thing on it is Linux Mint so it shouldn't even be in use, and Windows can't see it since it's an ext4 partition. I'm just curious if anyone has come across anything like this before and if I can do anything about it.
Is it possible to disable the drive while I'm in Windows so I don't have to hear it?
Windows 7 x64 (WD Black 1tb)
Linux Mint (WD 320gb)
Corsair HX 620w