Recently, my hard drive started making clicking noises and everything has been slowing down, so I'm worried there is some kind of issue. I brought my laptop into the Apple Store today and they more or less told me to wait until it goes all the way. Any suggestions? Like, should I call Apple support or would it be worth it to replace on my own? Thanks in advace for your help!
Recently, my hard drive started making clicking noises and everything has been slowing down, so I'm worried there is some kind of issue.
This is the main reason to think the hard drive is failing. First of all, make a backup of your files onto an external drive with Time Machine > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427
Then, to check if your hard drive is working correctly, open Disk Utility (in /Applications/Utilities), select Macintosh HD in the sidebar and verify it.
If it gives you an unrecoverable error, you need to replace the hard drive. You can install near any 2'5" SATA hard drive, so have a look at OWC > http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/hard-drives/2.5-Notebook/ HGST and Seagate hard drives are popular