i got one of 2 dives out of m computer, one clicked constantly, but i got the data off it.
my question is, is it possible for a hard drive to make a loud notable click, not make it again, and not show up on the event viewer?
im asking this because my computer had 2 drives fail, i got the unstable one out, but there is still a more stable, but still failing drive in it, and the new hdd i put in could also be making clicks. but i dont even know if its hard drive related, as my room makes allot of noises, for no real reasons that i am able to find. its entirely possible its not in the computer (though my case does make noises every now and than)
i just want to know so i can have some piece of mind.
Yes, it is common for drives to "click" and make various noises, but it doesn't necessarily mean that they are going bad. The best means to test a drive's stability is to run an AdvSMART test using an HD diagnostic tool, as it can help to predict an imminent failure.