Backup Routine for Photos, & Sudden Hard Drive Failure

Started Jul 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
BobSC Veteran Member • Posts: 3,693
Re: They always fail out of nowhere!

kelpdiver wrote:

BobSC wrote:

Peter Del wrote:

A few days ago BOTH failed on the SAME day; they make a faint clicking sound and are not seen by my PC. I tried one in another PC, it did not see it either. I swapped cables to no avail and successfully used the original cables in a friends external hard drive.

It sounds like maybe the stepper motors have failed.

faint clicking noises are definitely not the way you'd like to describe the problem.

Rather bad luck to have it happen simultaneously. Drives from the same lot can have a tendency to fail near each other, but same day is bit coincidental. Any chance you have a kid running around who whacked them together at the same time?

Or lightning...

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