I built my rig this year in January. It's still a fairly good machine or at least still good enough for what I use it for. During that time and now I have replaced all the case fans for fun, a new cpu fan because it was starting to fail and a new and better power supply.
But I noticed ever since I built it there has been a very high pitched noise coming from somewhere and it's driving me nuts. First the boyfriend said it was the power supply so that's mainly why it got replaced. But it's still there and I'm starting to think it's coming from the hard drive. I'm not 100% but I can't really tell. The noise goes on and off, sometimes it's very quiet other times you can hear it from far away.
It's starting to scare me because I would really hate it if my hard drive suddenly died and everything on it would be lost. Is this just normal or should I look into replacing it with a better one? It's a 250gig Maxtor. It's made the pitch since January and it hasn't died on me but anyone that I've asked about it says I shouldn't worry about it, that it's just a normal hard drive whine.