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I just received my samsung F4 2TB hard drive from microcenter. It was packaged rather poorly. Two bubble wrap layered envelopes folded in half. ***? I was expecting a box.

I never had bad experiences with new drives so I immediately formatted it and started transferring data but I start hearing this clicking noise. So I cancel everything and run HD tune.

It's been running hd tune error scan so far with no problems for an hour. (still have like 3+ hours to go though) But it makes clicking noises whenever there's activity. Should I just return this? I'm getting a bad feeling
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post #2 of 6
Depends on what's clicking. Hard drives will ALWAYS typically make some sort of noise when there's activity (usually clicking like noise). If its loud, and it sounds fairly rough....yeah its time to RMA or replace that thing.
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Crap this hdd is definitely fubar. time for RMA. Not ordering harddrives from microcenter online again EVER.
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post #4 of 6
RMA it..
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post #5 of 6
I tend to get hard drives from SuperBiz. Their prices tend to be as good as any for the most part and they package the drives quite well.
Edited by PapaSmurf - 2/19/11 at 7:27pm
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post #6 of 6
yeah don't take a chance with that thing i have a f4 its silent while my 1tb black churns 24/7 i would go for a return and make sure you get what you paid for.
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