These are the things that I've noticed about it:
It makes a clicking sound when I start up the computer
When it's plugged in, the motherboard screen is up for ~2 minutes before going to "Insert Boot device"
When it's not plugged in, the motherboard screen goes immediately to "Insert Boot Device"
It's not recognized by BIOS, even when I connect it to other sata ports
I haven't yet been able to get another computer to try it on that. If it doesn't work there, I guess it is broken. That's okay, but I have some information that I need on there
Bare with me here, I'm not very good with hardware. I heard that you could get a clean harddrive and slave the other one to extract information off it? Would it work if, considering I have the warrenty for the harddrive, I bought an external harddrive, installed an OS on it, and extracted the information, then returned it for a new one and put it back, and cleaned the external and sent it back?
On that note, would Seagate care if I had copyrighted material on my harddrive? What do they do with returned harddrives?
Thanks in advance. Please lmk if there are any other options to fixing this problem. I have heard of people swapping out parts of the damaged hard drive with a new one to repair it.