I've had this thing for about 2 months but only really started using it.... It's the A7J with the 17 inch monitor and x1600 in it... Sometimes It sounds like the hard drive just overworks it self spins up to a really high speed, when the computer is doing almost nothing, and when that happens... there are usually a sequence of clicks like you might here when a hard drive powers up or down... CLICK, CLICK, CLICK anyone have any idea what is causing this, am i right is this my hard drive? Do i risk losing data or is this just going to generally annoy me?
That sound is typical of a HDD that might/will fail. I've had a few desktops over the years that have done the exact sound you have described. Are you getting any error messages? Something like STOP 0x0000001?
I'd run scandisk to fix any problems. After that I'd run windows defrag (or better, Auslogics defrag found www.download.com).
No error messages really as of yet... i've already tried defragging. I heard the noise in the middle of the night when the computer was just sitting idle so i got up and defragged it... while defrag was running the noise stopped but happened again after.... i heard this hard drive is a pain in the to remove i hope it doesnt fail.