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I turned on my computer today and the second hard drive starting to make a clicking noise. It did not want to load Windows for some reason. I have removable drive bays because I am constantly removing my drives for other drives. I switch the bay in the chassis of the computer and put a new one. Now it is working fine, but I wanted to start this thread to see if this has happened to anyone and should I remove the files before it's too late? I did all the tests that I needed to do.

I have a WD40GB.

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Now it's fine, but basically salvage want I want and get another and wait for this one to fail?

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I'd not personally trust necessary data to a suspect drive. I'd backup now to CD or DVD, and then wait to see if the clicking has gone for good or if the drive really IS going to fail.

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If it was clicking problem then you need to backup what you need ASAP, I had a problem with one Hd I was working on, and I think the stepping motor in went bad, I can't remember, but you need to replace the drive, because it may not last much longer.

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We had one where the drive was dropped. One bakelite disk platter shattered. The remains kept hitting the disk head arm, keeping the other disks from being read.

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