Originally Posted by carnageX
I would not trust it for long if it is clicking. Clicking = very bad (hardware failure is imminent). Make sure you have all of your files backed up and replace the drive.
Yeah I know. I used a external closure and it recognized everything on the drive so I transferred everything over to the Windows drive. I am getting ready to put everything on dvd's.
The external closure I bought only works with SATA. I am going to return it and buy one that has both interfaces. I don't know if I am going to buy a closure or get a usb to sata/ide adapter cable.
This could be why the hard drive is about to die. Windows automatically defrags the hard drives once a week. I did not realize that. I have heard it is not good to defrag that much. If that is what caused the drive to go bad, my other one might be getting close to fail.
I am going to look into a external hard drive for a backup and still have 2 internal drives. What would be a good external hard drive around 500gb's? I am also looking for a good internal as well.
Here are a few:
Is there a big performance difference between these two? IIRC, the second one is the same one I have now that has died. I don't know if I want to take that risk.