Check this out and then click through to hear the failing drive sound tracks by hard drive manufacturer and issue. Remember that all drives will eventually fail. It is definitely beneficial to know what a dying hard drive sounds like. I have been around dying drives for years and can typically tell you what is wrong with a drive by listening to it. So now is your chance to learn to listen to a hard drive like a pro. And this was a great idea in posting this on your website DataCent! I can only imagine the traffic it has brought you…

These are some typical sounds we hear in our data recovery lab. If your hard drive makes noises like these and you are still able to access your files – backup immediately

To listen to the sound simply click on the play button. Click on the drive manufacturer next to the sound button to learn more about common problems these drives experience.

Click here to jump to Data Cent’s website (looks like they do data recovery) and listen to/download sounds of failing drives. There just might be an awesome practical joke in this for me…

[Via BoingBoing]