I have a computer which keeps toasting hard drives every few months. Have tried Maxtor, WD, Seagate, Samsung, etc. drives but lost count. At first I thought it was a heat issue so I installed 2 more case fans (for a total of 4).
The last hard drive has lasted 3 months before going belly up and making the "click-click-click" sound.
Before I replace the hard drive again, what should I look out for? I know certain applications like Ghost and Norton tend to over-stress the HD, but I'm just talking about a fresh XP install with no HD hogging software.
What could this be?
P.S. when they die they ALWAYS make a "click-click-click" or grinding sound.