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  • any strange sound from ur wd hdd

    i got a 80G 7200rpm wd hdd, when i was on my PC the wd hdd will have a clicking sound(only when startup) after that all is working fine........

    do ur guys out there having a same problem also..?

  • #2
    I don't have that clicking sound just that light spin sound...yet i don't have a 80 only 40's but that is weird...just to ask is it the WDspecial edition drive? I don't think it should make that sound ...last time i heard that sound it was a broken HD in a laptop...sOoOo...it could be about to bust on you...but before making any assumtions see if any of the other guys have seen this happen...: peace2: Hopefully its nothing...

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    • #3
      Don't know, but for safeties sake, get your goodies all backed up. If you have any warranty period left, contact WD and see what they have to say about it.

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      • #4
        WD also has a good diagnostic software on their site that will test the drive and give a report on any probs. :smokin:
        <center>:cheers:</center>

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        • #5
          I haven't looked lately, do they have one for XP systems now? Previously the DataLifeguard ran under DOS.

          Just thinking out loud, in case he has XP

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          • #6
            The "click of death" as I like to call it is often a sign of impending drive failure. I have seen drives do it once and live happily ever after, but I wouldn't count on it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by [size=6
              Mr. C[/size]]
              I haven't looked lately, do they have one for XP systems now? Previously the DataLifeguard ran under DOS.

              Just thinking out loud, in case he has XP
              Last time I ran it was off a bootable floppy. ;)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by fragman
                The "click of death" as I like to call it is often a sign of impending drive failure. I have seen drives do it once and live happily ever after, but I wouldn't count on it.
                Yes - Thankyou IBM!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mr.Tweak


                  Yes - Thankyou IBM!
                  Yep the one I've seen keep going is my 40gig 60GXP. it does it about once a month off a cold boot.

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                  • #10
                    My 60gb 60GXP died a few months ago along with 3 years of backups.

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                    • #11
                      My girl friend maxtor (her's not mine) was doing it for a week last week and then stopped, apparentlly it's done it before as well.
                      I told her to start saving her money, because all the other drives i have seen do that were either dead or dying

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                      • #12
                        back up fast before you lose everything, i lost my 30 gig wd hd due to clicking =\

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