Hard disk clicking sound

Jacksparow

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Jun 1, 2018
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My 500gb seagate hdd stopped working suddenly following repeated clicking noise from almost 2 months.
When its connected there's a clicking sound.
And system totally gets stuck when its connected.


Can i repair it??
Or can I just even recover my data?
Data recovery is important to mešŸ˜°


 

littlewit

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That clicking sound is the actuator arm assembly returning back to its parked position forcefully, because it doesnā€™t know where to go, and canā€™t initialize.
If this happens too many times, it will cause damage to the read/write heads rendering the drive useless, and data inaccessible without a head swap. The actuator arm assembly has the read/write heads attached to the end of it, and is the mechanism responsible for reading data from, and writing data to the platters.
 
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Jacksparow

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Jun 1, 2018
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That clicking sound is the actuator arm assembly returning back to its parked position forcefully, because it doesnā€™t know where to go, and canā€™t initialize.
If this happens too many times, it will cause damage to the read/write heads rendering the drive useless, and data inaccessible without a head swap. The actuator arm assembly has the read/write heads attached to the end of it, and is the mechanism responsible for reading data from, and writing data to the platters.
Thanks littlewit littlewit,
So can i recover my data myself or should i hand it to professionals?
 
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Abhiram Shibu

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My 500gb seagate hdd stopped working suddenly following repeated clicking noise from almost 2 months.
When its connected there's a clicking sound.
And system totally gets stuck when its connected.


Can i repair it??
Or can I just even recover my data?
Data recovery is important to mešŸ˜°
Its called click of death... It means most probably head is dead
Data Recovery is possible by replacing head. Contact professional help.


 

jmjxperia

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That clicking sound is the actuator arm assembly returning back to its parked position forcefully, because it doesnā€™t know where to go, and canā€™t initialize.
If this happens too many times, it will cause damage to the read/write heads rendering the drive useless, and data inaccessible without a head swap. The actuator arm assembly has the read/write heads attached to the end of it, and is the mechanism responsible for reading data from, and writing data to the platters.
Why it happens?

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