Posted 16 July 2011 - 04:32 PM
Don't know if it's catastrophic failure.
Rather than me diagnose it, here is what it's doing.
I have the HD in an external enclosure. It's a Western Digital Sata Drive, WD2500.
On boot up, it starts spinning for about 10 seconds, and then makes 6-9 sounds, that could be clicks, but, to be honest, sound like minute portions of static. It does that several times, and then.....just does nothing. The computer recognizes the enclosure, but, not the HD.
Is this catastrophic?
How about freezing the HD in a moisture safe bag? I read that could freeze the arm in place, and then, it may give me 20-30 minutes.