Since it’s been 6 days and no response from the technical support, I’ll try luck here and see if there is someone else with a similar problem.
Since 07/28/10, I bought the HDD on 05/22/09, the disk started to make some weird noises, some minutes after it’s turn on.
It’s a little like the sound it does when it’s in use, but a lot more loud and annoying, besides this sounds only happen when I’m not using the HDD, they stop when I access data or run any defragmentation program, and when the noises occur, the HDD activity light is off.
Trying to determine the source of the problem I unplugged the data cable from the HDD leaving only the power connection, result: the same, after some minutes the noises start.
Another thing that could be relevant to this it’s that the drive has never been with so little free space, almost 93% of the HDD was full, and the disk was 5% fragmented; by now I have freed some space and today the free space on the disk is up to 21%, and the fragmentation is of 2%.
Could it be a Firmware problem?
Is this disk likely to die at any time now?
Has anyone had a similar problem?
Thank you, for your time.