ominous clicking sound on brand new hard drive

  byfordr 19:12 16 Feb 2007

Currently formating a brand new 500gb freecom external hard drive, it is making a annoying clicking sound.

Assume this isn't the de rigeur.

Worth sending it back straight away?



  byfordr 20:02 16 Feb 2007

Its stopped clicking now and is silent like my other freecom.

Its a Samsung drive.


  Fingees 20:55 16 Feb 2007

it may well have been clicking while formating, because of the regular write pattern requires as it has to write all the segments, in which to put data.

But it shouldn't do it in general use.

  byfordr 01:48 17 Feb 2007

I thought that...must admit not had it with any other drive...its either a little humming or silent like the 400gb freecom I have.

Got to load it up and see what happens...was a little miffed as it was a new drive. If its like it normally it goes back!



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