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My Book Clicking

by The Vogeler / November 15, 2008 6:32 PM PST

I've had my WD My Book for a few months and recently it has been clicking. Its not the click of death and it works fine. Doesn't have any problems. But when I'm doing something on it, whether that be watching a video or listening to music it'll click. Just once. It does it every five to ten minutes. I might just be paranoid since another hard drive died this week D:

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Does the click sound like it's from the speaker?
by Steven Haninger / November 15, 2008 8:52 PM PST
In reply to: My Book Clicking

If so, just go to control panel/sounds and audio devices/sounds, and make sure "start navigation" is set to "none".

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Nope
by The Vogeler / November 15, 2008 8:59 PM PST

No, its just the drive making the noise. Any chance it could be the enclosure? First external hard drive for me no idea if that would be possible.

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Look up "thermal recalibration" then
by Steven Haninger / November 16, 2008 7:13 AM PST
In reply to: Nope

and see if that might be the cause. I have a Hitachi Deskstar drive that clicks periodically and it's done this for over two years. Earlier I was also concerned about this but it was explained on their web site. They even had a firmware patch which reduced the frequency of these events. I'd say mine will do this about once an hour.

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Could be
by The Vogeler / November 16, 2008 7:12 PM PST

Read up on that a little and it could be the problem. But if it was thermal recalibration would it only do it while I'm accessing my hard drive? I never hear the sound if I'm not doing something.

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I'd go to the WD forums
by Steven Haninger / November 17, 2008 8:30 PM PST
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and see if there's any discussion about this there.

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