The sound of one hard drive crashing

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Via my friend Don, here's Hitachi's "Noises that indicate a defective drive". If you hear these sounds, you better start hope you've taken some backups.


Wow, I've heard all of those over the years, mostly #3. Occasionally you can take the drive and freeze it, and it will work again for a while. Or if it has all the pictures of the guy's kids and his wife is about to divorce him since he did not back them up, it goes to a drive recovery house.

About six months ago James Postlethwaite crafted a two-minute musical track entirely from the Hitatchi hard drive noises:

Hitachi Hard-Drive Project - Noriko Version

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