Strange Hard Drive Issue

So I have a hard drive that emits a clicking noise when plugged into the computer internally. strangely when i plug it into my external bay it works without a problem.... Any Suggestions?
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  1. Is the HDD mounted vertically in the external bay?

    See this thread where a Seagate user has tested his new drives in various orientations:
    http://forums.seagate.com/t5/Barracuda-XT-Barracuda-Barracuda/ST31000528AS-7200-12-1TB/m-p/42506#M17546

    The performance is markedly worse when the drives are installed vertically.
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