I'm running a check disk on it right now, and it does not seem to have any problems or errors. It runs fine, but it makes weird clicking noises. I really wish I would have thought to do something about this sooner, because I've got it full of stuff now that I would have to put on something else if I sent it back in for repair (or just returned it--hopefully I didn't toss the box!).
Yep, I guess I'm kind of dumb.
If I put a book underneath it (big trade paperback at the moment), it seems to click less, though it still does it.
Maybe this is just something Seagate externals do?
Again, it seems to work fine, but the noises alarm me. I sure hope it's not going to lose any data or crash on me.
It's on phase 4 of the check right now. I didn't realize I wouldn't be able to cancel the check after I started it, so I hope it's not going to click all dang night long!
It's a 1.5TB Seagate External. Here's the Amazon product page (which is where I bought it from, just shy of a month ago). Amazon--Seagate 1.5TB external
Thanks for any help or advice you guys can give me. I really hope this is just its normal behavior, because I'm not sure what to do otherwise except buy a new one and throw the money away.
If it's broken or dying or DOA, my best idea would be to go to Best Buy, get the exact same one (hopefully one that works and doesn't click!), copy all the info to the new one, format the old one, and return the old one as the new one for the refund (old switcheroo). Immoral? Yes. Out of desperation? Yes. (Wouldn't work if they check serial numbers, either.)
Edited by Jesse_Dylan, 17 October 2009 - 12:40 AM.