Hard drive making a weird noise
So, my hard drive is making this (<-- sound clip right there) noise right now, occasionally even worse. How bad is this? I'm assuming bad, which is why I just bought a new hard drive and I'm currently backing up.
My question #2: Is it normal for hard drives to start making this noise after a while? Almost all of my hard drives eventually make this sound, although I haven't had one fail on me yet, I usually switch computers way before that :P
This time it's an external (iomega) hard drive, but hard drives in both desktop computers and laptop computers have made this sound too.
UPDATE: This is an external HDD connected with USB 2.0, so I don't get too much diagnostic data.