|The desktop computer than I personally built about 4 years ago has had, since it's start, a consistent grinding noise originating from the master hard drive whenever a process is begun and/or is running.|
Now; I know what you may be thinking,... but the hard drive is NOT dying. It's simply been a constant occurrence throughout the years, with no negative repercussions other than annoyance, and it has even transferred to a separate hard drive.
I originally had installed a 320Gb HD, and this is where the the noise originated, but two years ago I upgraded to a 500Gb; I transferred everything including the OS to this new hard drive, and set aside (unplugged) the now empty 320Gb HD.
The noise continued! and continues to the very moment of writing this! It's loud.
I'm certain it is the hard drive producing this noise, 4 years of annoyance and a stethoscope have removed all doubt. So here I am asking why, and more importantly how to fix this?