Is the HDD dead?

  1. my hdd is wd sata II internal 500g that i use as external
    yesterday while a was deleting some old information it stop :mad::mad:
    after that i tray connect it again i find that it start to click tow time in regaler base while spinning
    after pot the electricity in with out the sata cable it spin and did not click but
    when i pot the sata cable it click again ????:confused:
    the computer recognize but say formate and i don't want to format
    is it the hdd dead or alive????
    and if it alive how can i fix it?
  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,886

    Follow this guide. You will need another PC to make the disc but this test is from the manufacturer and will tell you without doubt if the drive is OK or not.

  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Your English is horrible.

    Or maybe you just are a terrible speller.

    Its difficult to focus on your problem when it takes effort to read. But, whatever, if the drive clicks 99% of the time its hosed (at least 50% of the other 1% is the drive isn't getting enough power).
  4. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,886

    I have should have said in my post that you could use the diagnostics for Windows as you have an external drive that needs to be tested, so no need to burn a disc.

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