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Strange Hard Drive Issue

Last response: in Storage
September 17, 2011 9:03:09 PM

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?
a c 316 G Storage
September 17, 2011 9:46:30 PM

Is the HDD mounted vertically in the external bay?

See this thread where a Seagate user has tested his new drives in various orientations:

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