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Brand new Hard Drive has Click of Death?


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I have a brand new 20GB 2.5" IDE hard drive that I'll be using for a PC104 stack and am accessing it through a USB to IDE cable. When I plug it into the cable all I get is the dreaded Clicking of Death. The cable is brand new and works with every other IDE HD I use it with. I don't have a laptop to try booting up the hard drive so I don't know if it would boot under normal conditions. I'm not concerned about data recovery because the HD shipped empty and I've only had it for a day now. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. =)

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20Gb hard drives have not been possible to buy brand new for a long while (the smallest available now is 80Gb) now so it's more likely your drive was actually second-hand. Clicking noises mean the drive is effectively toast.
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It could be NOS (New Old Stock), but either way, the drive sounds dead.
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I recently had a 320gb drive that had weird noises and clicking. Device manager would not see it. I returned it.
I suggest you the same for yours.
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Thanks everyone for your responses. :) The company took it back and gave me a New/Old 20GB hard drive that works fine. :)
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