External Drive "Clicks" during operation


I have a Seagate 1TB FreeAgent Desk external HDD. During operation it emits clicking sounds that are loud enough to be annoying. Seagate tools report no errors. Should I be concerned? The drive is used for backup of critical data.


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  1. A clicking drive usually indicates it is failing. Odd being that the HDD is so new, but i would back up the data to another drive immediately, and then either talk to seagate (if under warranty) or take to a professional.
  2. See if it matches any of these under Seagate:

    Hard drive sounds

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