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External Drive "Clicks" during operation

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June 24, 2010 8:49:46 AM

Hi.

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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Dave
June 24, 2010 9:18:08 AM

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.
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