New IBM DeskStar 180GXP makes loud clicking noise

  Jamesy 14:12 27 Jan 2003

Every so often, my new IBM DeskStar 180GXP 180 gig makes a loud clicking noise... it seems to be like every few minutes on the dot. A few minutes pass, click, a few more minutes, click....

It's quite annoying. This is a new drive I'm not sure what could be wrong with it. I can't see anything actually wrong with the drive apart from that it makes this annoying noise. There is no data loss.

Any ideas?

  jazzypop 14:17 27 Jan 2003
  JoeC 14:19 27 Jan 2003

I don't want to worry you !! Maybe they have the problems licked. click here : }

  €dstow 14:27 27 Jan 2003

If I were you, I would return it as faulty. Even though it may not be giving errors at the moment, making noises such as you describe are not right.

Unfortunately, IBM have a very poor reputation for hard drives at the moment. Get your money back and buy a different brand!


  JoeC 14:48 27 Jan 2003

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