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kill_hXc

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Hi,

I recently aquired an External Hard Drive (Samsung HD300LD) with just a basic USB aluminium heat-sink casing.

It's been brilliant in terms of storing my stuff etc...

BUT (there's always a but)

...recently it's been making really loud noises, as though it is grinding on something. I took the case off to see if there was anything inside that could be rubbing, but a mixture of not really knowing what I was looking for, and no visible "bad" thing. I put the case back on, and now just put up with the noise...

It only occurs really badly when the drive is turned on, but it's still audible from about 4 feet away. I've stuck it under my desk for now, to get rid of the noise, but basically, I don't want it to break...

Any help?

Tom
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Neil Jones

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Get your stuff off it, onto your main computer and replace it. Hard Drives that make heavy grinding noises are never a good sign. Most "decent" USB external drives are to a point where you can only hear them when they're on the way out.
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Yeah I know that, I thought that could be the case, but it's only about 6 months old...could it not just be a problem that can be fixed? something has slipped? I have lost no data thus far (touch wood)

Anyone else got any more cost effective ideas?
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More simple solution:

You live in England. You bought a product that has now become faulty. You have twelve months warranty on it never mind what anybody says. Therefore, get your stuff off it and have it replaced.
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