Last night, the Tb drive on the server started randomly clicking. Not the normal sound of the read head scanning, but a loud, painful sounding click.
That drive holds all my photos, mp3s, and the VM files that are running the server you’re reading this on (all of which are backed up on separate, external drives). If this drive takes a dirt nap…. well, I’ll be rebuilding the server toute suite. Speaking of dirt naps, the inside of that server looks like it could support planting a garden it’s so dusty. That’s probably half the problem.
Anyway, made an extra set of backups last night… and then the clicking went away. Haven’t heard it since. Still, not a sound you want to hear and I’ll be looking for another box to replace it with pretty darn soon.