i am sitting in front of a computer, and the hard drive sounds like any old hard drive that is old. You can hear as it ticks away when reading/writing, and it's VERY audible. I got to wondering, what actually causes hard drives to rattle and get louder as they get older? This hard drive used to be whisper quiet when i got it about 7 years ago. and SMART says it's got 99% of it's life left. There are no errors, and it performs as well as it used to.
Anyone got a clue as to this phenomenon?