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Old 07-20-2003, 01:56 PM   #1
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hard drive clicking


i have a 30gb hdd its about 4 months old and it started clicking real loud any idea what that is about?
 
Old 07-20-2003, 02:01 PM   #2
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That's a bad signal. Back the info up now.

I had a drive start doing that and it completely failed shortly afterwards. Mine was out of warranty.

I found a faq once upon a time..

BASIC HDD FAQ
Rev 1.5, 6 November 2002.

<snip>

06. CLICK CLICK CLICK or GRIND GRIND GRIND! Whats wrong???
Backup Your data NOW! Noises such as these means that your drive has failed, or is about to.


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Old 07-20-2003, 02:04 PM   #3
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theres nothin on it cause when i heard it i went and got a new one but is there anyway to fix it? i have like 3 of them doing it and they are all newer than 6 months
 
Old 07-20-2003, 02:09 PM   #4
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Do you want my bad drive as well? I couldn't get my data back or my drive to work and I have found no solution.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 02:33 PM   #5
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lol that sucks ive spent like $400 on new hard drives cause they start to click and im about to tell WD to get bent
 
Old 07-20-2003, 02:51 PM   #6
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WD is #1 on my avoid list for hard drives.

I also avoid Phillips for CD burners.

Some companies just suck. I think it must be the chase for the cheap electrolytic capacitors that I read about a while ago, but the article only mentioned some mobos.

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Old 07-20-2003, 03:00 PM   #7
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what do you buy? i can only find WD ands maxtor around here
 
Old 07-20-2003, 03:08 PM   #8
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I have had good luck with Seagate. I have a Maxtor 8 gig drive that I have been using since 1999, when I first installed Linux. My old Acer computer had a Seagate 6 gig drive in it that I am still using, and I got that drive when Windows 98 was first released.

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Old 07-20-2003, 03:17 PM   #9
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i second seagate. they are probably the most reliable hard drives (very quiet, too ). i would take maxtor over WD, but the newer maxtors seems to be failing more than they used to. but get a seagate if you can, you won't regret it.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 03:39 PM   #10
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are seagates expensive?
 
Old 07-20-2003, 03:51 PM   #11
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http://www.pricewatch.com/
 
Old 07-20-2003, 05:11 PM   #12
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I use nothing but Maxtors in which I've never had any problems. I've got one from about 7 years ago still in use. Every WD I've had is in some scrap yard right now, except one which I can only use as a secondary drive since for some odd reason I can't put a boot loader on it for the life of it..
 
Old 07-20-2003, 05:22 PM   #13
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ive had this maxtor for about 3 years and it just failed like 2 weeks ago after about 200 (litteraly) installs/reinstalls/formats but now no one around here sells them and most places i look online need a credit card that i dont have
 
  


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