If you’ve ever wondered head crash, a stuck spindle, or bad bearing sound like you don’t have to wonder any longer. This collection of hard drive audio recordings catalogs all the ways a HDD can bite the dust.
DataCent, a data recovery service, shares a catalog of recordings they’ve made during diagnostics of various HDDs. The recordings showcase different HDD problems from different manufacturers. You can listen to head crashes, unstable heads, seized spindles, and more. Whether to tune your ear so you can diagnose hard drives yourself or just to cringe at the sound of so many disks dying, you can check out the whole collection at the link below.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 04/6/11