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Thread: any strange sound from ur wd hdd




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    i got a 80G 7200rpm wd hdd, when i was on my PC the wd hdd will have a clicking sound(only when startup) after that all is working fine........

    do ur guys out there having a same problem also..?

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    I don't have that clicking sound just that light spin sound...yet i don't have a 80 only 40's but that is weird...just to ask is it the WDspecial edition drive? I don't think it should make that sound ...last time i heard that sound it was a broken HD in a laptop...sOoOo...it could be about to bust on you...but before making any assumtions see if any of the other guys have seen this happen...: peace2: Hopefully its nothing...
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    Don't know, but for safeties sake, get your goodies all backed up. If you have any warranty period left, contact WD and see what they have to say about it.
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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    WD also has a good diagnostic software on their site that will test the drive and give a report on any probs. :smokin:
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    I haven't looked lately, do they have one for XP systems now? Previously the DataLifeguard ran under DOS.

    Just thinking out loud, in case he has XP
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    The "click of death" as I like to call it is often a sign of impending drive failure. I have seen drives do it once and live happily ever after, but I wouldn't count on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [size=6
    Mr. C[/size]]
    I haven't looked lately, do they have one for XP systems now? Previously the DataLifeguard ran under DOS.

    Just thinking out loud, in case he has XP
    Last time I ran it was off a bootable floppy. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fragman
    The "click of death" as I like to call it is often a sign of impending drive failure. I have seen drives do it once and live happily ever after, but I wouldn't count on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Tweak


    Yes - Thankyou IBM!
    Yep the one I've seen keep going is my 40gig 60GXP. it does it about once a month off a cold boot.
    My Box:
    Intel Pentium 4 2.4C @ 2.7
    DFI 875P Lanparty
    512Mb Geil PC3500 Dual Channel (Cas 2-6-3-3 @450MHz DDR)
    Leadtek A280 Geforce4 4200 MyVIVO
    Audigy DE
    1 x 73Gb Seagate fibre channel 10krpm (boot drive) with LSI HBA
    1x80Gig Seagate Barracuda ATA V
    1x120Gig Western Digital 8mb cache
    Spiffy Antec Super Lanboy (LED fan and UV light)

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    My 60gb 60GXP died a few months ago along with 3 years of backups.
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