Satellite L350-170 - sounds of clanking from the HARD drive

My laptop Satellite L350-170 performs a kind of rattling noise when the hard drive light flashes.
Is this normal because this is a replacement one but that I had did not all sounds.



It is very difficult to say why this noise appears.
I have two laptops. On a laptop, the HARD drive clicks and creates its strange but 4 years it worked correctly.
The other HDD doesn t create sounds

So, as you can see not really easy to tell what could cause this noise of rattle, but I recommend creating a file backup.
In the worst cases could die your HARD drive and as a result, a backup is always recommended.

You said that the HARD drive has been changed so maybe you should ask ASP for more details and maybe this HARD drive will be replaced again.

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