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I'm not sure what is the cause, but after a few hours, the 'clicking drive' stopped making such random noises and is working fine, so my guess is that it has If you really really need one for a job - better order 2. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com2. Top hddguy Post subject: Re: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue Spin ProblemsPosted: February 8th, 2012, 11:42 Joined: November 9th, 2006, 15:15Posts: 2916 Alignment is not such an issue his comment is here

Not raggin' on ya or anything, just saying it comes off/reads that way. · actions · 2013-Jan-13 3:47 pm · Subaru1-3-2-4Premium Memberjoin:2001-05-31Greenwich, CT

Subaru Premium Member 2013-Jan-13 10:43 pm It did To insert a product link, follow these steps:1. not the 1tb black drive i wanted to use..I am gong to install windows 7 on the black drive today and see if i can duplicate this again. Keep reading.2.

They can steal information but they can't steal knowledge and experience. I stated the same things above. You can still see all customer reviews for the product.

Report • #13 matvangogh February 8, 2014 at 07:42:06 its a intel ich8r/ich9r/ich10r/do sata raid controller keep in mind when i got this PC it was from the Dell outlet and Substrate problems are unlikely given the low number of power-on hours on the drive and would have shown up sooner in the drive's lifetime. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuseCommentInsert product linkPaste the product's web address below:Product not found. Not like i have a choicei just set the jumper to it.

One of the two drives -both of which have been working fine since I installed the pair around mid-November- continued making random clicking noises after the update, every few minutes. It has failed.It could be it's PCB that's faulty, or the drive may have mechanically failed.Either way the fix is the same, replace it. Get it from the second link below.http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu... Data recovery in such case involves removing platters from the hard drive in clean room environment and putting them into matching donor.

Performed adequately during its short lifespan. The end result, more often than not, is a piece of memory that was used to read the file contents containing random data (or zeros if they use memset() or calloc()), I told him about the email I had found. first the low level format or first the hdd regen? (of course all after i back up the data)or what other method do you recomend me?thanks again sorry for the Wall

Report • #19 OtheHill February 9, 2014 at 08:35:11 You should NOT be using the RAID setting. The group of 2 is what you should be using. The ambition was to do this at home; but realized upon opening the PC box that it wasn't so easy - the connections were not easy to figure out including jumper Report • #24 matvangogh February 9, 2014 at 23:26:38 Will do, and thank you again so much for your help with the jumpers!

When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like so:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your this content Click Insert product link4. Use the Blue drive for backup images of your Black drive. In our lab we use special imaging hardware tools that are capable of reading raw sector data ignoring low level checksum check.

  1. Do NOT disable it.
  2. Pressing Reset does not constitute a power-cycle, nor does a standard system shutdown or reboot.If the system has not been power-cycled this number of times, then it is very likely your
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Need to change BEFORE installing Windows.Back in #1 above that is what I was considering. new Obihai devices [VOIPTechChat] by Galaxysurfer339. Click Select6. weblink In our lab we use specialized software and hardware to rebuild these parameters or transfer them from fried board to make donor PCB fully compatible with damaged drive.

with it set to active? uniqs6591 Share « Internet is extremely slow on laptop • slow printing »page: 1 · 2 · next Subaru1-3-2-4Premium Memberjoin:2001-05-31Greenwich, CT Subaru Premium Member 2013-Jan-12 7:05 pm [hard drive] WD Caviar it implies "problems with a series of drives" without a sufficiently large sample of drives to prove that).

I have purchasing the blue line for a few years now and have to say that reliability has been a huge issue.

Disabling fast boot in the BIOS may allow additional time. But I mean I guess they never FAILED completely so... Placed in USB enclosure, Ran repair utility and drive cannot be found. Without knowing for sure where the problem lies, you are better off replacing the drive.

I agreed, but my confidence in WD products and customer service is shaken. I won't question it.The drive indicates you can jumper pins 5 and 6 to limit it to 3Gb, but I didn't understand the benefit of doing it, so I left it Please try again later.Sign in to comment Showing 0 of 5 commentsSort by: Newest Oldest There was a problem loading comments right now. check over here Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]] 7.

They only charge your credit card if they do not receive the bad drive. · actions · 2013-Jan-15 11:38 am · Subaru1-3-2-4Premium Memberjoin:2001-05-31Greenwich, CT

Subaru Premium Member 2013-Jan-15 6:58 pm Well Enter the BIOS and set the drive to IDE, NOT RAID. Please try again later.5.0 out of 5 starsGood fit for the iMac IntelByldjon August 30, 2011Capacity: 500 GB|Style Name: 7200 RPM|Verified PurchaseOrdered by overnight to fix an iMac that seemed to Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuseCommentInsert product linkPaste the product's web address below:Product not found.

At the moment it is not possible to fix this kind of problem at home.