I recently bought a new Compaq laptop (model #CQ60-615DX) and noticed while I was downloading some files, I heard a clicking noise coming from the hard drive. I researched it online and all the information I could find is that it's the "click of death" which means your hard drive is failing. So, I returned it and got another of the same model. Now this one does the same thing. Mainly when im downloading files. I've never experienced my other laptops hard drive's making this noise. Is this normal? The sound is kinda of like a "tapping" noise and only seems to happen when im downloading files. Its not very loud but you can hear it when its quiet in the room. The hard drive is a toshiba mk2556gsy 250GB @ 7200RPM.
If anyone has any idea, Id appreciate it. Thanks