Abnormal noise (tapping or clinking sounds) from Hard Disk Drive
Presently, hard drives are categorized into two distinct types: the conventional Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and the Solid State Drive (SSD).
The Solid State Drive (SSD) operates in complete silence.
In contrast, when the conventional Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is in operation, its platters (the storage medium) spin at high velocities. Consequently, experiencing minor vibrations and auditory emanations is considered a norm.
However, if the conventional Hard Disk Drive produces metallic percussive sounds, such as 'clink' or 'clatter,' coupled with issues like sluggish read speeds and system crashes, we strongly advise you to promptly archive your data and establish contact with the ASUS customer support center.
Please bear in mind that anomalous noise serves as one method of assessing the hard drive's condition. However, it does not necessarily denote a malfunction, as a normally functioning hard drive does indeed emit subtle vibrations and acoustic resonances.
If your issue remains unresolved, kindly reach out to the ASUS customer support center for further elucidation.