Hard Drive banging

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Adrian Harris
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Hard Drive banging

I have a few USB hard drives plugged into my PC and it has - and still does - work fine. ... Except, I recently replaced one of the drives which is an internal HD but in an external docking station, and after about 30mins it starts making a banging noise - thud thud thud, etc. It also then starts to lock the PC, and I have to perform a hard shutdown.

When I plug back in the old drive everything is fine.

Does this sound like it is that specific drive that is failing?

I have not been able to boot up the PC with the new drive in, so have to plug it in afterwards!

In the past when I first got the new HD the PC used to boot up, but instead of about 15secs, took about 20minutes!!!

Any thoughts please?

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