my hard disk is 80gb maxtor type and was worked until today. now, during copy of large files, such as 1gb, it makes bad noises. this voice is like to interaction between two metallic things, like this: "chick... chick. chick...chick...? this problem only occurs during copying large files.
i run the check disk program on all derives but the problem not solve. i check all cables and ports related to hard, too.
at the end i thank you for your help.
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Re: the noise on hard disck
The drive is starting to fail. back up your data & star getting prices on a replacement drive. you can go to maxtor.com & download a promram called powermax. it is a dos based program that is made by maxtor to test there drives. it usually needs a floppy disk. there is no repair for this type of fault in a drive. but powermax may give you a little more info. on you drive.
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The usual limit is exactly 2GB, not 1GB.
It's a limitation of the file-system used for the directory of the disk-drive, when formatted according to the 'FAT32' specifications.
So, copy all the files currently on the Verbatim to your disk-drive.
Then, "reformat" the external (not the "internal") disk-drive, using the 'NTFS' file-system. This file-system has a maximum-file-size limitation for one file that is _much_ larger than the capacity of your Verbatim.
Then, copy all the "saved" files back onto the Verbatim.
Finally, copy your "large" files onto the Verbatim.
However, finding a Maxtor drive with an identical PCB is not going to be easy. Once you do, you can disconnect the "spinning" part of the disk-drive away from the PCB, and then swap PCB, and see if you can then QUICKLY(!) copy all 80GB to a "new" disk-drive.
My Maxtor died like this. The disk was OK, it was the electronics that blew. I bought a new empty disk drive box and fitted the disk drive and fixed it. Years later the disk still works in the replacement box and power supply. I got my files and data back with the disk drive in the new box. The size of that disk looks small today. It may be Parallel (PATA) and you need a PATA box, that is harder to find as obsolete. You need to try the disk first in another drive holder.
If it's an IDE you can slave it into a working system & hopefully see it & copy the data off. If it's a seiral ATA SATA I/II, you'll need to add it to a working system. (All SATA's are masters). Again if seen, try to copy your data off. In both types it's a shot worth taking. Luck!
Maxtor's support page. http://www.maxtorsolutions.com/en/Main/support.shtml