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Is my hard drive okay?


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Yesterday I was installing a hard drive (ST31500541AS - no speed is not important here) in a customers computer. I did a quick format and booted up the system and all was well. Delivered the computer to the customer, when it was booting up I could hear a terrible clicking sound. The system would click loudly and lag terribly. I assumed I had ruined the drive somehow. So I took back the computer, ran a full scan with SeaTools. 4+ hours later, it came back with no errors. So I did a full format, test drove the computer again and the clicking was gone.

It seems that all is well, but I'm a bit worried that this problem might popup again.

Is the problem just that I was lazy and did a quick format at the beginning when I should have done a full format, or is the drive a time bomb that I should return?

Thanks for looking,
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when i had my WD hard drive it would connect i could hear the fans and a horrible clinking noise and nothing would load.
Wait a few weeks and if the drive does it gain return to sender.


sorry cant say much more
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when i had my WD hard drive it would connect i could hear the fans and a horrible clinking noise and nothing would load.
Wait a few weeks and if the drive does it gain return to sender.


sorry cant say much more


I might as well follow up and say that the drive did fail within a few days. I switched to a WD Caviar Black 1 TB. It's nice and fast but louder than I expected.
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