Question about LaCie d2 Extreme with Triple Interface hard drive 250 G
I bought this hard drive a few months ago, and it's been working, but all of a sudden, it's been acting sketchy.
i tried plugging it into my computer like i always do, but now the hard drive makes weird clicking noises, and it sounds like its struggling to work. also, under 'my computer', it isnt recognizing my hard drive anymore, it won't show up. help!
This is a common problem with hard drives. Most hard drives (whether external or internal) that produces a "weird clicking noises" indicates a mechanical problem. Often this is the head arm trying to move from its position but failing to do so. What you are hearing as "weird clicking noises" are when it slaps back to its park position or when trying to move into correct position.
Should this be the case, am afraid that the HD is a goner. The normal course of action is to replace. If the data inside are mission critical, your only course of action is to avail of those data recovery by firm specializing in such but they are rather expensive.
Trying to use "data recovery software" might prove to be futile since as earlier stated, the problem is mechanical in nature.
You can of course still give it a try.
Should you feel adventurous, would be willing to experiment and gamble, pls post back as I may have not a permanent solution but a "down & dirty" trick of making it run long enough hopefully to get some of your data back. Again, this is a "hit or miss" and should only be considered if all else fails and you really want to get your files back.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back as requested, how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
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