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My seagate goflex desk 4 tb was running fine but out of sudden inbetween it started making clicking sound n stopped responding Sinse then it makes sounds n not detected in my pc n also in disk management My hd shows white light constant on and when after it stops clicking then my pc sounds a noise same as if the usb is plugged in One thing I noticed is that Aftr this when I shut down my lappi the lappi is stuck on shutting down and as soon as I unplug the usb of hd it shuts down fine Plz help I hv very important data with I work on

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Hard drives can click for a couple of reasons, 1. the hard drive is not getting enough power to spin up correctly and 2. the hard drive has crashed totally which in fact can be fairly costly if you need data rescued from it - try another USB cable from the hard drive too as this may help.

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Fixya has received a growing number of USB connected Hard disk failures in recent months. It would appear they are a poor backup device, at least over the long term.

A couple of possibilities: First, disassemble the drive enclosure, and check the connections to the drive itself. I've seen one instance where an internal connection was just loose enough to cause a problem.

2. You could try removing the hard disk from the enclosure, and installing it as a second drive in a standard desktop PC. Interfaces must of course match- assuming it is an IDE interface, install it in a desktop with that drive connect system.

Master/slave jumpers must be also set correctly.

After this, using the drive management tool in Computer Management, try mounting the drive.

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First thing to do is to try it on another computer to see if its not your windows playing with you.

If that doesn't work its either the USB controller inside your Hard drive box or the hard drive itself.

The only way to figure it out from there is to open the Hard drive case remove the Hard drive and either try it with another usb module that you know works or plug it right in the computer with IDE or Sata interface.

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SOURCE: seagate freeagent 500g usb 2.0 beeps sound

I am so happy to say that i HAD the exact same problem.
Its an issue with the drive disk itself. Long story short because i dropped the drive the the disk was no longer able to spin fast enough to start the drive (the beeping sound actually being the disk trying to start spinning.
After spending literally the last 4-5 hours looking for a solution I found a unusual method that basically either works, or it doesn't there's no it kind of works. what you need to do is unplug the drive, then plug it back in and start Vigorously spinning it whilst keeping the drive horizontal (similar to what you would do when your unscrewing a light bulb).
You have to try and do so simultaneously with the beep and it should "kick start" the drive (AND OBVIOUSLY DON'T LET THE WIRE DROP OUT AS YOUR SPINNING IT AS YOUR COMPUTER WONT RECOGNISE IT IF ITS NOT PLUGGED IN).
I Know this method sounds far fetched but put it this way, 15mins ago I was working out how im gonna get hundreds of pounds to restore this drive, Now, i've just finished copying my informations onto a laptop from the drive so i can take this piece of plastic **** back to the shop :D.......
Never again Seagate and Thank God for letting me find a solution.

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