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    Enclosure or HD...

    Hi,

    I bought a 120g IDE HD a little over a year ago.

    It was purely for backup and I bought the cheapest available (think its a seagate but i's have to check)

    I also bought a USB enclosure to house the little fella. Im currently in NZ with only a laptop and wanted to keep my precious data safe.

    Recently the drive has been playing up.

    When its powered up the drive spins, then clicks and stops, then spins again, clicks and stops.

    Eventually after a few power offs and ons it will not click, the drive will spin propery, be recognised by windows and all will be hunky dory.

    Does anyone have a theory on if this is the drive or the enclosure?

    Cheers.

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    It'll be the drive, but if you can, whack it in an actual PC to confirm it.

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    Usually when a drive starts clicking it's on it's way out so in the meantime try to make a backup of the contents.

    If you can access another computer, a friends maybe, try connecting the drive as slave drive and see if you have the same problem and if not try it again in the housing on the same computer, also you can try a powered usb hub just in case it a power problem.

    I suspect that you have checked all the connections are ok.

    As the drive is just over a year old it could still be under warranty

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    Aye, thought it might be the drive, was just in denial becasue it works fine once it gets going.

    Hopefully it will last until february when I am back in the UK and can build a new comp.

    Secondary DVD backups until then will do...

    Cheers guys.

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