Laptop HDD to USB ---HDD failure sounds?
Ok so I had an old 60GB laptop harddrive that I bought a kit for to convert to a USB 2.0 external - thing is when I leave it plugged in (at least that's when I notice it , after it's had power for a few hours) it starts ticking like a timebomb/clock...
I know of the "Tick of Death" for drives - just wanted to know- could it be anything ELSE or is this drive doomed?
It is very loud (thin case doesn't help much either) and very repetitious- about 1/second constant right now (will be unplugging to sleep)
If I listen closely I can hear the main "tick" then what kinda sounds like the old rotary phones when you dial, the little clickyclicky return noise.
Also is very hot for not having data transffered to it in a while....
Windows 7 64bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67Ghz (Stock)
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 4890 XXX Edition@ 900Mhz (Stock)
Ram: OCZ Platinum 6GB DDR3 1600 Triple Channel (Stock)
Mobo: ASUS P6T Deluxe
PSU: Corsair TX750W
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache (ST31000333AS)
Cooler Master HAF 932