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Old 17-07-2009
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External hard drive is making clicking sound

HI,
I have 250 GB WD (western digital) external hard drive. When i connect it to my system, it takes too much time to recognize and open. And now its making clicking noise, everytime i connect it. Why it is making such noise? Anyone have any idea?

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Re: External hard drive is making clicking sound

This noise is because of the head sliding part way off the platters. It is a signal that your hard drive is failing. It can take weeks or months to fail. But it is time for you now to backup all the data on your hard drive.
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Re: External hard drive is making clicking sound

Yes, your hard drive is failing. You need a recovery software or program to backup the data. It is risky to try this failing hard drive to recover the data. Use the perfect software to recover and get some suggestions from experts on it. Go through the following thread on Western Digital external drive clicking sound.
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Re: External hard drive is making clicking sound

There is another way to give a try for the drive. You can use adapter to connect it to the system. There are plenty of external hard drive adapters available in the market. Check the following link for example: http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?cat=HDD
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