I have an extra hard drive that makes a "whining" noise when it is on. The noise is constant; it does not change pitch, and does not seem to affect performance. I was thinking of building a second computer with this hard drive, but don’t want to if it is bound to fail. Does anyone know of any good disk utilities? It is a Maxtor 80GB IDE drive. It always checks fine with Maxtor’s software – as if everything is completely normal. It seems to function fine and quickly, just has the noise. What do you guys think? It is currently in a external aluminum hard drive enclosure, I can assure it never gets hotter than luke warm. Thanks.