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Windows 7: Click sound - please an advice

06 Dec 2017   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Click sound - please an advice


I use one external enclosure to manage all my HDDs that I can't plug on my motherboard

Every HDD is alright except
I have one that make a small click(beep) sound when I push the off button on the enclosure

Yes I safely remove the drive every time before pushing on the off button

This almost new drive shows sign of soon to fail?

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06 Dec 2017   #2

Windows 7 HP 64

The click may be due to the head being parked.
Use HWiNFO - Download. It's a portable, no need to install.
Check the disk SMART with it.
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06 Dec 2017   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks Megahertz07, it's apreciated, and the software is very great

I attached a picture to my reply, the window show all smart status green OK

So this click, beep, is not important?

If its problematic I can put all my stuff into another drive

I've heard that SMART status are not representative of the real health

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07 Dec 2017   #4

Windows 7 HP 64

As you have all WD HDD, use the WD tool to check them.
Software and Firmware Downloads | WD Support

HDD and SSD's can fail. It's always good to have a backup. Better be safe than sorry.
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07 Dec 2017   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I have acronis drive monitor + HDDlife pro already

---now that WD tool is installed I see that it does not show stats for the external drive
I had it already installed and it has been of no use for me

It even shows 2 drives instead of four

My main question is

Should be alarmed by the click ?
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07 Dec 2017   #6

Windows 7 HP 64

As I wrote, the click maybe due to the head being parked. It is a guess. Can't guarantee it is safe or not.
Also, as I already wrote, if you have something you cant loose, make a backup.
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07 Dec 2017   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Ok thanks bro

I think im gonna back up the stuff
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07 Dec 2017   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Just a thought.

Does your external enclosure have it's own external power source?
If the external enclosure isn't getting a full 12 volts it will click.

My rule of the thumb.
If a hard drive is making strange noise and has the proper voltage I save the data to another know good drive and throw the ticking drive out.
Their is not fixing hard drive internal problems.

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07 Dec 2017   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi Jack,
Yes it has a power off button
I hear a click only when I power off the enclosure
but the other HDDs are silent when i turn them off
Thanks for the inputs
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