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Hello

I have a rather weird problem

My HDD started making clicking sounds BUT if i reboot the system it will work fine for a while ( maybe 15 30 mins )

I understand the clicking sound is a warning of impending death for the HDD, but why would it start working OK after a restart ? I mean if the mechanical head is malfunctioning shouldn't it malfunction constantly? why does a restart miraculously repair it ?


On a side note its a Seagate 7200.12 1 TB drive ... and its part of my raid 0 array, when it goes for good its lights out for all my data, I have it since august 2009 and theres about 1 year left on the warranty

Next time im going with raid 5 for sure
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could be the resisters or capicitors getting hot? im not to sure but it definately doesnt sound healthy.
    
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post #3 of 6
I would rma that ASAP, any clicking sound is not normal.
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Back uo all important information and buy a new hard drive. Are you sure it's not coming from the Power Supply? Common noise from a PSU when it's not happy.
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Go here:

http://www.samsunghddvalue.com/WebRM...tychecker.aspx

and enter your serial number(s) and see what options you have.
     
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don't risk it, RMA it.

On a side note, I don't recommend a RAID-5 on an onboard controller. I had one and it was very spotty performance wise, and the array actually ended up corrupting and I actually lost my data! RAID-1, RAID 1+1, or backup software to a giant 2TB backup drive is the best option imo.
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