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I have a Segagate USB external storage drive. It went out of warranty about 4 mos ago . When I first noticed a problem, the unit was making harsh "clicking" sounds ( about 2/sec).... now when I power it up it sounds like my old alarm clock "beep ...beep.... beep...etc) One of the troubleshooting guides at Seagate said that it may not be receiving enough power. It came with an Adapter :120V (American) the output says it is 12Vac with 2.0Amps. In one thread on the forum the person claimed that they just bought a new adapter min 2.1 amps. ST3120203U2-RK is the model ## do you think that getting a new power supply would help or have you run into this before?? Thanks! Robert aka robertdavidactor@sbcglobal.net

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The clicking sound on the hard drive normally means that the hard drive is on it's way out, but can also be in some cases the power supply. The best way to test this is check the voltage of the power supply with a multi meter. If the voltage is good, then remove the hard drive from the casing and plug it into the PC, depending on the connection IDE or SATA you might need a connector and see if it works normally.

But my guess is that the hard drive is crashing....

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