Hey, that's my review. Under the drive's properties/policies in devices manager did you disable buffer flushing? Power savings disabled like Intel speedstep and C1e? Those three settings disabled should help.
As lord zeb said, just use this unless/until you find a firmware modification tool: https://nosleephd.codeplex.com/
This is asummig your clicking noises are just the drive parking and unparking the heads as the drive sleeps and ain't being used... is it an OS drive?