What to do if hard drive makes buzzing and grinding noises

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What is Hard Drive and how does it work ?

A Hard Drive (HD) is like the heart of the system. It stores all the digital documents, files, music, media, applications. A hard drive can be both external and internal. Every data stored on HD is measured in size which is determined in terms of Megabytes (MB), Gigabyte (GB) and Terabyte (TB). 

Hard drives are relatively one of the important components of the desktop or laptop. HD spins rapidly which helps the system to read or find all the files and documents. Rotation per minute (RPM) of HD is an important point to notice. A 7200 RPM is considered better and faster. However, the speed of HD hardly makes any differences  on internal and external HDs. 

Why does a Hard Drive make noises?

While working with your desktop or laptop, sometimes you may have noticed that your Hard Drive starts making noises like - clicking noise, buzzing or grinding noise. Any random noise from HD is not a positive sign at all. This can be a troublesome issue and you should pay attention to it, if any such thing happens. 

Reason behind Hard Drive noises

1. The first and the foremost reason could be the speed of the fan. Desktops or laptops are designed with fans inside which are fixed firmly to prevent heat damage. And simultaneously, it helps to run files at the maximum speed possible for the system. 

Sometimes the grinding noise from the Hard Drive may arise due to the speedily running of fans and their blades hitting each other. Therefore, during any such situation, the first thing you need to do is  to check the blades of the fan, whether they are running properly or not. 

2. Another reason for grinding noise from the Hard Drive could be improper functioning of HD. In fact, due to this reason multiple internal damages may arise. Sometimes the grinding noise from the HDD may lead to Hard Drive failure in future. 

This is something you should worry about. Taking precautions beforehand is always better than the cure. Therefore, fix the HDD noise issue on priority basis and have a backup of your data before data loss situations happen. You should take necessary precautionary steps before any major loss. 

Methods to recover Hard Drive data recovery

Now that you are aware of the consequences that may arise from buzzing or grinding noise from the Hard Drive. Let’s read the important points below. Through their help you can prevent data loss situations or recover your HD. 

1. Backup and restore your data from Hard Drive : 

Once you detect the issue, act quickly as possible. Get backup of all your data beforehand. 

2. Use softwares to recover data from Hard Drive :

Another proven and effective way to restore all your data from HD could be to recover data by using Hard Drive recovery softwares. But it works only on working HD. Although, in some scenarios using software results in permanent data loss. You may end up losing all your data permanently. So, going for professional data recovery service would preferably be a rational choice. 

3. Hard Drive recovery service:

As already discussed in the previous point, and if the suggested DIY method fails to recover the lost data then going for professional HD recovery service could be helpful. Considerably, the most effective way amongst all. For instance, if you are about to choose professional service then Techchef would be a good choice. It is one of the most trustworthy and reliable data recovery service providers in India. 


As we have discussed the causes and preventive measures above, having backup ready is one of the best ways to keep your data protected from loss or any treacherous calamity. However, if restoration seems difficult or inaccessible then going for professional data recovery service would be a wise choice. 

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