I got a 300 Gigs Seagate external HDD recently. Problem is, I got it as a gift from my uncle who lives in the US, while I live in India, which means I don't have any clue about the model number or anything. It looks like this though:
When I first got it, it was Mac formatted because it was used with an iMac so I had to format it and was able to assign a drive letter to it and back up nearly 150 Gigs of stuff onto it. So far so good.
For the last one month now, when I power it on, it makes these weird clicking noises (mechanical clicking) for 1-2 minutes after which it goes silent. When it goes silent, I am able to open the main HDD directory on my PC, but I am not able to open any of the sub directories - the moment I do, it freezes up and I have to close Windows Explorer. Also, the blue LED which is supposed to glow stops glowing after powering on.
I can't get help from Seagate here, because I don't know the model number, or even the year of purchase. Could someone help out here?