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My 500g Western Digital external hardrive and noises

My hard drive has been working fine for about a year now, but now when i plug it into my mac, it repeats a strange click noise like it's resetting and then sounds like it has shut down. Then my computer says "the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer" I'm very worried that i've lost almost 500gegs of files. Does anyone know what i can do?

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  • harikv Jun 26, 2008

    I too have the same problem. When I connect my hard drive, the strange clicking sound repeats. The system detects a USB device but the drive is not getting mounted.

  • Anonymous Jun 26, 2008

    My hard drive has been working fine for about two year now, but now
    when I plug it into my Computer, it does a strange click noise like it's
    resetting and then it has shut down. what can I do to save my data on the hard dive,

  • danlayton00 Jul 14, 2008

    I have a MyBook 400 GB, and it has worked fine for about a year and a half. Now when I hook it up to a computer and power it on you can hear start to spin and everything then you hear a click and a few seconds later another click and then it stops spinning and nothing.

  • tracey_clark Jan 13, 2009

    When trying to delete files from my hard drive, it takes a very long time. I tried to delete 60 gb the other day and it took 1 day and 17 hours. What is the problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    My mac wont recognize my "Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 500 GB Hard Drive"


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It could be a hard drive crash. There are places in your area that can fix these and restore your data. Check in Google and see if there is one in your area.

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