My hard drive is making a high pitched sound. And it has now for a few months, however in the past week or so the sound has gotten worse. What surprises me is that my laptop is not even a year old. I know that it's the hard drive because I have narrowed the sound to coming from the hard drive.
My first question is what does it mean and next, does it mean that my hard drive is ready to fail? If my hard drive is about to fail then how can I go about saving all my applications and transferring them onto my new hard drive?