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Ever since I purchased my 1TB Fantom Drives external HD, the power light has always glowed the usual bright blue for a little bit, but then it suddenly dims and i lose all transfer speed. Sometimes Windows Explorer even locks up. There's also a suspicious clicking noise.

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If the drive is clicking its usually the sign of a failing drive. If it still has warranty try and return it for a new drive.

Posted on Mar 15, 2011

Testimonial: "Thanks, That's kind of what I was thinking but I wasn't sure because it arrived like that, and it still mounts alright. "

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    hoocli Mar 15, 2011

    ya, unfortunately even brand new drives can't be guaranteed to work. It really sucks when you get broken stuff that is brand new.

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