My LaCie hard drive has gotten very loud. What I assume to be the fan will turn loudly for hours. It stops for awhile when I put the computer to sleep or power back up. I've had this drive for two years and, other than making a smooth-sounding spinning noise, it has never done this before.
is this an indication that it's about to crash and burn? I have a long project I'm editing. All the material is in there.