SMART error and clicking sound while HDD working.

By mrp4453 ·
When the PC is started up and running .. Seagate HDD is making some CLICKING sound, what is that sound ... is that harmfull ? shall i change the HDD ?

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I'm going to replace a hard drive that's clicking.

by Ron K. In reply to SMART error and clicking ...

It sound ominous when all of my other hard drives are silent. SMART errors are warnings worth heeding.

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Well it's not a good sound

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to SMART error and clicking ...

But as to if the drive need replacing you should test it with Seatools for DOS available here


If the drive fails this test replace it. If it doesn't fail the test test often.


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Every drive...

by cmiller5400 In reply to Well it's not a good soun ...

That I have heard clicking, has failed. Backup data while you can!!!!

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While I do tend to agree with you here

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Every drive...

I did get one drive returned from Seagate that sounds positively nasty.

It's a Rebuild after failing and as such doesn't have any acceptable warranty. It does pass the Seatools Test and has worked in an external Caddy for over 3 years now but it's not something that I place any trust in and after filling it up it now lives in a Plastic HDD Container in a Safe.


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Death, Taxes and Hard Drive Failure.

by 1bn0 In reply to SMART error and clicking ...

That clicking sound is the hard drives Death Rattle.

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