Question about Western Digital My Book (WDG1U1600) (G1U1600N) 160 GB Hard Drive
Recently, my 120 Western hard drive has been making 5 clicking noises and my mac 15" laptop is not reading the external hard drive. Its this is the 3rd day it has been making this noises. I have many files including music files on there and I'm not sure what to do. If my hard drive is some how failing how can I recover files on there to transfer to another hard drive?
This issue seems like your computer hard drive gone bad.Please check with the following link. http://support.gateway.com/s/harddrv/Misc/GWScan502/7513250nv.shtml and make sure you are not any error message. If any error message display while checking with the above link. It is confirmed that hard drive gone bad.
Posted on Jul 18, 2010
Clicking noises are not good. Sometimes the head is stuck and sometimes there is damage.
First try the drive with another computer just to be sure its not working.
If you can, the next thing to do is remove the drive from the case and attach the drive directly to another computer just in case its the case's electronics.
If it still clicks, gently whack the drive (out of the case again) on one of the sides to see if it frees up the stuck part. I find this works about half the time.
If nothing works, the drive may be toast and data recovery becomes a job for a data recovery specialist at some expense. expense.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your motherboard to your hard drive make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
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