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I go through more harddrives than I do any other pc component. Months ago I bought two 1TB drives to do raid 0. I had 3 different hdd's before. I used all 3 to back up my stuff before switching to the two 1TB's. They have been stored, not moved around or anything. I go to use one of them and all it does it click now. Worked perfectly fine when taken out and I have plugged it in a couple time to get some data off of it. Man this pisses me off. Is there anything I can do?
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post #2 of 14
I get a bit of a clicking sound aswell on my new laptop, but it doesnt produce problems or anything that i know of, yet... Mines not that bad at least, not frequent enough to annoy me. So far I have no idea if you can do something about it, but if there is a solution it would be nice to know
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It won't show up on windows if I plug it straight in and if I restart then windows wont boot. Click click.
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post #4 of 14
could/probably be something broken inside that wont be easy to fix, as it is with most HDDs that ive come across (very limited experience, sorry XD). If you need to recover info of it, ive heard of some VERY drastic measures that some people have done, NO IDEA if it actually works, but it involves freezing the hardrive which then makes it miraculously work for around an hourish, due to the contraction from the cold. Sorry that I cant help more :<
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post #5 of 14
brand of hdd? turn on smart on the bios. Does the hdd have an OS installed on it?
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post #6 of 14
Clicking/Chirping means that something maybe broken and may die out soon.
post #7 of 14
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WD Caviar RE2 500gb. Like I said. Was working perfectly fine the last time I used it and it's been sitting in the same spot for months.
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post #8 of 14
I'm also have a problem with my WD Caviar blk 500gb,mine is making a thunk noise. This is the second one.The first one just dumped about an hour after i loaded it. Whats up with WD and there sheeeety drives?
post #9 of 14
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Guess I'll try the freeze method. Just need it to power on enough so I can see if I need to get anything off it. I take the best care that a human can do with HDD's and they just hate me.
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post #10 of 14
Run SMART and make sure it is working well.

Also what kind of click is it?

http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php
 
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