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Hard drive making a weird noise

My Samsung hard drive is making some weird noises. Sometimes, the noise stops but then starts again within a few minutes. It's warranty is out of date, so I am worried that the noise may indicate an imminent failure.

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"Yes, back up your data immediately. If you don't have somewhere to put backups, go buy a new harddrive and clone everything onto that. You'll need the new drive soon anyway.

As for the sound... it's most likely the hard drive resetting itself and trying to re-read data as a result of errors. As others have said, these errors should show up in SMART info, but don't even waste time looking at that, as your HD could die at any time."