Hi, If so, just a simple question, does it have a loud seeking noise when reading or writing data (or sometimes at idle)? mine does a loud seeking noise, mmm not loud literally but my old 320GB WD was quiet when seeking compared to this seagate!
Yep I have the exact same drive it died on me and i ended up getting a replacement drive. If it is loud I recommend downloading sea tools and running a smart test on it. my drive was very loud when i did anything on it I ran sea tools and it said it was going to fail so I backed it up and sent it in to Seagate for a replacement. Here is sea tools http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seat...
Mine is very loud, it thumps along. There's no clicking though, only upon shutdown and just the occasional grinding when its doing something intensive.
If you want a good seagate, try the 320GB model, runs about 5c cooler and quieter.