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Hard drive froze durring data transfer and started making a click

Hard drive is making a clicking sound periodically, disk spins, starts clickking, slows down and stops, then starts all over again. It then began making an atari noise, bee boop bee boop beeboop, bee boop bee boop beeboop.

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