New Hard Drive making quiet clicking noises, w/ Audio File
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Hello! I got a new Notebook (HP Pavilion Gaming 15-cx0402ng) about 2 weeks ago. The drive is making very quiet clicking noises while it’s working or shortly after it stops being used heavily, I’m not entirely sure, but the HDD LED is blinking when it happens.
I’ve already run multiple SMART tests (short and extended), but it always passes.
Could those just be calibrating noises?
There’s no scratching and I’ve noticed no impairment whatsoever. Before getting this laptop I had a Desktop Computer, so I’ve never been so near to the hard drive and the clicking makes me nervous. I’ve already backed up important data.
Sometimes it clicks every few minutes, sometimes it doesn’t for hours or days and sometimes it does it with an interval of just a few seconds
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Full Smart Test Output (Result: PASSED):
I just noticed that the clicking mostly occurs when the HDD is on low workload. Could it be the heads parking after performing a small operation?