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Hardrive noise/stopped working


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#1 arez123

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 02:57 PM

Hey recently one of my hard drives stopped working, on startup it makes a weird ticking noise and then it stops it doesnt have any recignition that i have a second HD connected this happened randomly and i dont know what caused it. Will it cost more to buy a new HD or just get this one fixed? If it costs more to get it fixed i dont really care i dont have anything important on it ill buy a new one if i have to.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:03 PM

Clicking drive usually indicates a dead drive, especially if it's no longer detected. I would get a new drive.

 

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:03 PM

You're better off getting a new one. That clicking is essentially the death of the drive. You might be able to get someone to fix it, but that wouldn't be worth the money if you don't have important information on there.



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:06 PM

Okay sounds good thanks for the fast answer!! Do you have any suggestions om what HD i should get? Looking for something thats 1tb for a desktop

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:20 PM

Pretty much all hard drives are the same. Some a lot worse than others like the seagate 3TB model that has a class action suit because of failures. You should be good picking out any of the 3.5 1TB drives. HGST a division of WD makes good drives. Seagate has Pro models that have a 5 year warranty but I think the smallest is 2TB. The WD reds made for NAS storage are good but more expensive than a regular WD. If you keep good backups then get the one that meets your budget.

 

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:21 PM

We've had really good luck with WD Black Drives. It also has a 5 year warranty on it.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Performance-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B00FJRS6FU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1519244409&sr=8-1&keywords=western+digital+1tb+black

 

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:31 PM

We've had really good luck with WD Black Drives. It also has a 5 year warranty on it.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Performance-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B00FJRS6FU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1519244409&sr=8-1&keywords=western+digital+1tb+black

 

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:44 AM

You may also consider an HDD  for a better performance.


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