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My LaCie 1T Big Disk Extreme just keeps clicking....

And my Mac no longer recognizes it. It is only 2 years old. I have checked all the wires and powered down everything. I notice you tell a lot of people to just go get the data off of it and I guess throw it away. I guess i shouldn't buy another La Cie.

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No do not throw it away buy another enclosure for it and take the driveout and put it into another enclosure you will have better results and a longer lasting drive and you be glad you did!

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