Question about Fantom Titanium II (TFD500C16) 500 GB USB Hard Drive
A hard drive that makes a clicking noise is definitely faulty. If you want to retrieve data from this hard drive there are companies that can pull apart the drive to recover the data. This is specialized work and it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.
You can buy a new hard drive and install it in the case to have a working USB hard drive again.
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Regretfully, Western Digital drives have been known to fail and the sign is a fail to recognize, and the infamous clicking.
I've not found any solution other than attempt data recovery with Disk Warrior or something similar..
There are data recovery companies but they aren't cheap...
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
if the harddisk is making clicking sound,, then there may be an failure of motor inside it,,, ,, nothing but giving your HD for replacement by manufacturer
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
Replace the hard drive, this is the sound of a failed drive, you could try removing from it's housing and connecting it to a USB to hard drive Dongle, plug that into a PC, and if the drive can be recovered that may give you access,. Otherwise it has gone faulty.
Posted on Mar 16, 2010
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The clicking sound you here is a sign the hard drive has physically crashed. If there is important data, consult a data recovery firm to try and retrieve what files they can- if there is modestly important data on the drive, try placing the drive in a freezer drive and place the bagged drive in the freezer for 48 hours. Once that is done, connect the drive- if it is recognized- BACK UP EVERYTHING YOU CAN. You will have only a limited time before the drive heats back up and likely recrashes the heads into the drive
Posted on Oct 07, 2010
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