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Old January 1, 2010, 06:35 PM
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Run the Seatools Diagnostics program on the drive and advise of any errors.
Also, if you let the drive idle, with only the power connected to it, is the clicking still there?
If it is and still clicks at a regular rate then you have one or more bad sectors developing and you should RMA the drive innediately. Make backups FIRST of course.
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Old January 1, 2010, 06:37 PM
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I know the sound you're talking about... and it drives me insane, which is why I use WD.. It seems every persons PC I hear that clicks, they're using a seagate drive..
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its random bwm it happens aboot 1 or 2 times a day mostly just once.
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Old January 1, 2010, 07:05 PM
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its random bwm it happens aboot 1 or 2 times a day mostly just once.
Its still unusual for a normally operating, but, go ahead and run the complete (all) tests run on it just to be double sure. But please do keep an ear tunes to that drive and run the tests again if it gets any worse.

A clicking drive is usually a sign of a sector going bad or the on-board controller going out. The length of time it takes varies wildly so do keep a close ear on it.

Jake is also correct in that it happens more often in seagate. That is true, primarily because of Seagate having bought out Maxtor, which for quite some time was plagued with "sector reallocation errors". That's another good reason to run the diags more often. I also agree with is recommendation for a replacement model.
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Old January 1, 2010, 08:30 PM
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@AKG - Good to see I'm not the only one who hates the .10 Seagates with their clicking. Drives me bonkers.
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