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thanks guys Bonecrusher123, Mar 16, 2010 #1 Sponsor oksteve Joined: Sep 14, 2008 Messages: 941 Your the expert Bonecrusher! There's a click of death - with spinning disk drives, and it doesn't last long! On the other hand, if it's annoying, loud or changes then you may have something wrong. Otherwise, continue to step 5 For information about in-warranty replacement, please see Answer ID 8: How can I replace a product under warranty?. http://internetpasswordpro.com/western-digital/western-digital-500gb-external-hard-drive.html

That being said, if the cost is out of the question, and the data is more important than warranty on the drive, this would be one fo the cases where as Close to 0.1 second. Please can someone help with the following problem: My friend Thread Tools Search this Thread 12-14-2009, 02:49 PM #1 funkiichiicka Registered Member Join Date: Dec 2008 Posts: 9 I had to buy a new harddrive on top of that and my previous data is still lost, so no idea if it can be fixed. « 3TB HDD won't https://forums.techguy.org/threads/western-digital-external-my-book-drive-making-a-humming-noise.910488/

Any idea on what the problem may be from the symptoms I have described? Example in attached Image How well could a dog pick out the scent of a single person in a pool of carnage? I'm not talking about removing the metal lid, dust may get in I suppose and one wouldn't want that, that's more specialist. i did a 'quick drive scan' using the inbuilt software and that returned no errors.

I noticed the buzzing starts after I have connected the cable from the mains to the external. I don't recall if i've ever changed a PCB myself.. If you do, then do report back. The problem is with any of these most likely potential, to continue to try and recover with software tools can cause more damage pretty quickly - rendering the data unrecoverable.

I don't know enough about drive to know what exactly was happening, so I'll just be thankful it's fixed. What is the capacity of the disk? Return to Top My Cloud drives To test the internal hard disk drive(s) in a My Cloud device: Launch the Dashboard Navigate to Settings > Utilities > Disk Test, and perform All rights reserved.

Please rate the helpfulness of this answer Answers others found helpful Leaving an external hard drive powered on all the time EIDE or Serial ATA drive makes a repeated clicking sound Long story short, I always try to error on the safety of the data. It sounds the same every time. based on what you described however, the best guess is spindle damage.

What do the Action Points in the equipment section mean? User Name Remember Me? In case the answer did not answer your question, you can always visit the WD Community for help from WD users. Thank you so much for your advice by the way. 12-14-2009, 07:30 PM #8 raptor_pa TSF Enthusiast Join Date: Dec 2008 Location: Central PA Posts: 10,227 OS:

What to expect as a supervisor's first PhD student? this contact form Connect only the power cable to the drive, and turn on the system. oksteve, Mar 16, 2010 #2 Bonecrusher123 Thread Starter Joined: Apr 28, 2007 Messages: 1,005 mmm, i'm not sure if it's apart of normal operation or not. Is it possible to get my data back, regardless of cost etc?

like i said, i only got it running recently and i don't know if this is apart of normal operation or not. Privacy Policy Terms of Use Trademarks Select your Language Language 中文(繁體) 中文(简体) Čeština Deutsch English Español Francais ελληνικά Italiano 日本語 한국어 Polski Português РУССКИЙ Türk Return to WDC.com WD Community Contact Recently, I'd say over the last six months or so, it's been making a loud buzzing noise when idle. http://internetpasswordpro.com/western-digital/western-digital-250-gb-external-my-passport-drive-died-please-reply.html Replace your data cable.

Note: My Cloud devices with multiple internal hard disk drives, can have their hard disk drives removed and tested as internal drives by following the steps under WD internal drives. Hi. We just did a recovery for a bank - I ran the image with a hardware imaging tool designed to recover bad sectors and got about 85% of the drive imaged.

but regarding risk of it not working and price.

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share|improve this answer answered Nov 28 '10 at 18:26 RJFalconer 8,83222843 Thanks— extracting the internal drive is the next step I'm about to take. All Rights Reserved. It makes a quiet, repetitive humming that comes on and off about once every second. http://internetpasswordpro.com/western-digital/western-digital-my-book-250gb.html When I got it back, they could only recover 16% of the data, so they let me off and reduced it to 100 (still not good enough, but whatever).

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There is also the possibility that ice will form on the platters from cendensation and cause more damage making the drive unrecoverable. 12-15-2009, 05:22 AM #9 funkiichiicka Registered Member it's only a slight humming noise. lifeessence, Mar 17, 2010 #4 Noyb Trusted Advisor Joined: May 25, 2005 Messages: 20,097 How many gigs is it ???? flavallee replied Mar 17, 2017 at 5:06 PM Windows 10 App Remover flavallee replied Mar 17, 2017 at 5:03 PM Loading...

So it need not be connected to my computer to make the buzzing noise. It may be able to help you identify if this noise is to be expected and normal (For this hard drive model).