Dead HDD?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Xephian, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Xephian macrumors 6502a

    Xephian

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    I'm using a 74GB WD Raptor HDD and a 500GB Seagate drive. All my music and data is on the 500GB.

    First I noticed iTunes stopped playing then I noticed the HDD was no longer on the desktop or Finder. I rebooted and as soon as it do that, I can hear several click sounds as it's starting up. When it gets to the desktop again, the clicking continues every ~15 seconds with 3 clicks each time.

    I've only had this HDD for 1 1/2 - 2 years too.
     
  2. 66217 Guest

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    Stop using the computer!!

    The same thing happened to me, and that clicking noise is most surely the sound of a dead hard drive.

    From what HDD do you boot? Which HDD is not working (the 74 or 500 GB)?

    When this happened to me I would only see a folder with a question mark when trying to start the Mac.
     
  3. Xephian thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Xephian

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    I'm booting from the Raptor 74GB which is fine; the 500GB Seagate is the one that's faulty which has all my data in it.
     
  4. empezar macrumors regular

    empezar

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    i've experienced that clicking sound.

    the harddrive was dead but i was able to retrieve some of the data on it eventhough it took a lot of time and some files were corrupted.

    i've backed up my files ever since :/
     

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