|I have an old Western Digital hard drive. It's a WD2000JB 200GB 7200RPM with 8MB Buffer. I've had it for almost 5 years now. Every once in a while, I'll hear a little click from it, then hear it powering down. It'll stay like that at least for several minutes when I hear it powering back up. I'm not sure if it's on the verge of failing or not. I can still see the files on there and read them.|
An application that I have running called Drive Health checks the drives over and reports any problems. Every once in a while, it shows a message saying that the hard drive "... had a non-typical SMART attribute fall...". (The most recent message said that it's current temperature was 52 C. That doesn't seem overly hot for a hard drive.)
Does anyone think that this hard drive might be failing? It's only starting doing this (powering down) the last few months. Thanks.