External hard drive noise Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital External Hard Drive Storage Last response: August 19, 2012 2:26 PM in Storage Share zantho67 August 17, 2012 11:32:30 PM Ok, so today I accidentally dropped my external hard drive. T_T It's a western Digital 2.0. With 2 terabytes of storage. It's making this weird noise, that I have not seen anywhere. Here is a video of the noise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCmRnOs587Y&feature=plcp I'd really appreciate anything to help. I've tried unplugging, ect. Also it shows up in devices and printers. Here is a picture. http://www.flickr.com/photos/84268235@N04/7804828784/in... I have no idea what is wrong I tried what other places have said but they don't work T_T If I have to buy a new one.. then I will, but anything would be great. Thank you. More about : external hard drive noise | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove MrGroggle August 19, 2012 2:26:57 PM Any clicking is generally a bad sign. Can you access any files on it? Is it still functional? If it is, you might want to back up all the data on it just in case, but I think that's probably verging on dying. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>External hard drive noise> Related ressources: ForumUsb external hard drive noise ForumMy Seagate External Hard Drive is making clicking noises and won't connect to th ForumMy Seagate External Hard Drive is making clicking noises and won't connect to th ForumExternal hard disk making clicking noise ForumBeeping noise from external hard drive ForumHard Drive : Noise when accessing data ForumExternal Hard Disk making ticking noise ... ForumIOMEGA EXTERNAL DRIVE CLICKING NOISE NOT RECOGNIZING ForumHard drive clicking noise , intermittent ForumHow to recover data from a broken external hard drive ForumNew external Hard Drive clicking sound first few seconds and stops ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumHelp requested in selecting a hard drive enclosure(multiple drives) ForumHard drive making butter ForumHello i was wondering why my Laptop won't read any of my 3 SATA 2.5" HARD DR ForumConsidering an ssd cache drive ForumBoot error neither hard disk drive is being found ForumExternal HDD won't show up in Explorer, but shows in device manager ForumUsing spare drive as a dvr ForumCan i take a hard drive out of a hp laptop and put it into a toshiba laptop More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !