Second HDD Clicking Sound

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  1. applesoundgear macrumors member

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    I finally got my second HDD in my hard drive caddy to work (in the optical port). The problem is that it now makes this really slight, almost-a-click sound every couple seconds and occasionally makes a very very slight scratch/click sound. The HDD is properly secured in and I found reports of this elsewhere online but now solution.

    I'm not sure how to stop/prevent/quiet this noise.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    back it up then replace it. Its a matter of time before the spindle/pin dies, which is the clicking sound.
     
  3. applesoundgear thread starter macrumors member

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    The drive is only about 3 years old so I don't know for sure if it's giving out. It's a Seagate and I read elsewhere that Seagate's drives are more audible when spinning up or down. The stock Hitachi one's are supposed to be much quieter so I'm copying everything over the that (same size) and will test it out when it's done.
     
  4. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Age doesnt matter, clicking is a sign of a failing HDD
     
  5. austinguy23 macrumors 6502a

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    The scratching noise is your HDD's death rattle. Back up its contents and replace it before it's too late.
     

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