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SmartDisk FireLite 40 GB Hard Drive makes a clicking sound..

Firelite external HD 40gig makes a clicking sound when firewire is pluged into mac. The HD will not load in finder either.

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You will need to recover the data using something like this data recovery program.
http://www.asoftech.com/adr/
I've had to use it many times in the past but in this case you need to take out the hard drive from mac and put it into a Windows computer as an external drive or slave drive and run the software from there. It will rebuild the drive and hopefully recover the files.
Good luck.

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The clicking sound is called 'the sound of death'.So your hard drive is probably dead.However there are still hopes for hard drive data recovery.
Put the hard drive in a plastic bag to be compatible for the freezer. Freezing sometimes works to revive a dying hard drive, at least for a short time(Probable just about 20 minutes), but be sure that the bag is sealed tightly so that condensation and ice crystals don't form. Put it in your freezer for 24 hours that will do the trick. While it's still cold, plug it into your computer.And you may be able to view it in 'my computer'. And you may act quickly,because you may only have 20 minutes to recover your data off it and after that the hard drive is completely dead.
If it fails, you will have to go to a recovery office where supply data recovery service but let's hope not because it will cost you a lot of money and whether they can recover data is not guaranteed.
Here is a tutorial to guide you how to recover data from hard drive.
http://www.any-data-recovery.com/recover-data-from-hard-drive.htm

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A hard drive that makes a clicking noise is faulty.
It cannot be fixed, you only can replace it.
If you need the data on the hard drive, it is gone. There are companies that can recover data from faulty hard disks BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.

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