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Old 11-23-2005, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I just recently built a new system that includes a Maxtor 160GB HDD. Is it normal for my drive to make amazingly annoying clicking noises everytime I boot up or open a simple word document? Is this a sign of failure or am I overreacting. Any feedback would be appreciated. By the way, my system:

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Old 11-24-2005, 12:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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From what I've heard, maxtors suck, that might explain it a bit.

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Old 11-24-2005, 12:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Clicking sounds are a very bad indication of a bad/dieing HD.

Maxtors are known as bad drives. But That clicking noise is definitly not normal.
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Old 11-24-2005, 12:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yah man back up and return the maxtor and get a sygate or western digital
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Old 11-24-2005, 07:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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he means seagatge

it can also be yuor power supply, my seagate hdd was making annoying clicking noise everytiem i ddi something to access my hdd, then i changed out my psu andit was gone
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Old 11-24-2005, 08:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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One of my maxtors has been making clicking sounds since I bought it, which was like a year and more ago. Until now it's still working. It doesn't click constantly, but for sure during start up it does it once. It's really loud too.
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Old 11-24-2005, 08:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
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maxtor arnt bad drives at all Iv had no problems with them. Iv had more trouble with my Western Digital drive. Some drives just like to make a lot of noise. Or could be the screws are loose holding it in I no when i ran out of screws and only used one it would make one hell of a noise
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Old 11-24-2005, 01:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Well, I checked and it's definitely my maxtor, not the psu. I have an antec neopower 480. I guess I'll just get a seagate or WD. Rma time.

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