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Darth_Hatter

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I have a maxtor 200gb ata133 hard drive in a usb enclosure and lately when i try to transfer files or open movies off of it you can hear it spin then does this clicking sound and the led on the usb enclosure turn off then on again and it does it again, every so often. is it just the hard drive that is messed up or is it the usb enclosure that could be causing it?

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Hi. It is most likely the hd. It may be trying to tell you something...like it is about to die? You may want to recover any data you would like to keep. You could run the manufacturer's diagnositics program to check out the hd. Go to http://forums.pcper....isplay.php?f=40
Sticky post at the top has links to most manufacturer's diagnostics.
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i agree...the drive is probably on it's way out...but...if you just put this drive into the enclosure....you may want tomake sure you didn't tighten the screws too tightly...(longshot...but...ya never know)
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Yeah as long as you back up what you want to keep you will be fine, some dirves just naturally develop that clicking noise for some reason and will continue to run fine for years others will die inside a week, just one of those things.
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Thank you for the quick response, im going to run the diagnostic program and if it is bad try to get it replaced.

thanks again :tazz:
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well ive been busy but just now i took the drive out of the usb enclosure and replaced my cd drive with the HD and it works fine in the case so it must be the enclosure
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Maybe just a loose screw or something, drives do vibrate alot and they rotate at high speed so any imperfections on the disk wont cause the drive to fail but the irregualr surface can cause vibration and the vibration can loosen everything up and result in noise and the drives not working properly, if you put it back in the drive you might no get the sound back at all.
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