SO I have a 1 TB Western Digital Caviar Black that i bought in 2011. Recently, i had to run it outside of the case, and it started making an intermittent grinding sound. since then, I'lve returned it to the case and now the sound is constant. sometimes its soft, sometimes more noticeable, but it's definitely the hard drive and definitely grinding. any thoughts? this sound is new.
it quiets down after a while, but i dont know if this means the HDD is dying.