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Clicking noise, won't mount

I have the above external hard drive, hasn't been used much in a few years but worked fine a couple days ago when I hooked it up to my Mac. Now it is just making a continuous clicking sound (light switches from red to blue each click), and doesn't show up on my computer. What happened and is there any hope for getting this drive working or the files that are on it (most are backed up, just the recent ones are not)?

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The controller on the external drive could have gone bad. i would first try removing the hard drive from that external enclosure and use a usb or esata dock and see if itll mount.

Posted on Nov 26, 2013

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SOURCE: External Hard Drive won't show up!

if its usb then i have a feeling its not the hard drive thats bad i think it sounds like the case .
you can try buying another case and transfering the hard drive to it the case is around $20.00

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

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SOURCE: Drive not being recognized, making weird noises?

I really hope I'm dead wrong on this one. But from the little bit you've described so far, my first guess would be that the loud clicking noise you're hearing is what is known as the 'click of death'.
From Wikipedia: "Click of death" is a term that became common in the late 1990s referring to the clicking sound in disk storage systems that signals the device has failed, often catastrophically." In other words, get out your original purchase receipt and/or warranty (if still valid) and get it replaced or your money back.

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Posted on Jan 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Light blinking from Blue to Red

  1. 99 times out of 100 this means the hard drive has crashed.
The clicking sound is the key. If the data is critical you may need a specialist to retrieve it, if not, you can take it apart and replace the drive.

External drives with IDE drives get very hot because there is no fan in them usually. I recommend leaving it off unless you are using it. I have had hard drives crash on several very expensive ones...and they are usually only warranteed for a year.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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SOURCE: MY fantom drive TFDU20072 200 gb has worked for

Try the basics first. Unplug and let sit for a while before rebooting the drive. Then if nothing, get a copy of Disk Warrior and you may be able to regain access to the drive in order to save your data.

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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SOURCE: fantom titanium external light turns red on connecting

Hi,

Red is a failure warning but if it only hasppens with the usb plugged in it's mostly likey a failure in the IDE/SATA to USB conversion board.

Take the drive to your local PC shop, ask the techs there to pull the hard drive out of your phantom and test it in a new enclosure. If it works there, buy the enclosure, if it doesn't reply back and let me kow your Country, State and City and I can recommend a pro to look at the actual harddrive if you need files recovered from it.


Hope this helps FixYa

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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