Is there a way to check the disk drive's condition or health?

The drive is starting to make some noise where it was virtually silent for three years. I'm concerned it might fail. I've restarted the drive a couple of times to verify the disk (as instructed by Apple) and no sign of a problem. Any suggestions?

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  • You could take it to the Genius Bar and they will run a diagnostic on it.

    Also ask them if the device is covered by any AppleCare you might have, even if you got the AppleCare after you got the device.

    Another answer would be to check it using macOS built-in Disk Utility app, but Apple advises against this with a Time Capsule.

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