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My WS 2500 make clock sound

My WS 2500JB was working correctly, one day he starts to make a strange noise as a clock (tactac) then he stopped the boot try again and stop.

Someone has a solution ? I've many things on it

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Laurent_boui,
If the drive is a couple of years old and has been on constantly it may be failing. If you have been able to reboot and it works without making noise on its own without being accessed then I'd suggest getting a higher capacity drive to transfer your vital stuff to it before it goes totally. This isn't comforting to know you may not be able to access your data, or even if it is in warranty, they won't warranty your data or restore it for you. If the drive stays on for a shorter period of time. try to copy the important stuff directly to your PC's hard drive if you have the space, then backup to CD or DVD's. There are services out there who can resore your data to DVD from the drive but it can become expensive and they have to take the drive apart to do it so it's gone for a while. Hope it doesn't get to that point.
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