How do I fix the clicking noise on my hard drive?

  1. 1.Examine the Power Supply to the Hard Disk.
  2. 2.Recover Data from a Hard Drive That Is Still Clicking.
  3. 3.Use a Data Recovery Service.
  4. 4.Change Hard Drive Connection to Fix Clicking Drive.
  5. 5.Cool the Hard Drive.
  6. 6.Repair Clicking Hard Drive.

Can a clicking hard drive be recovered?

Unfortunately in the situation where a drive is clicking because of damaged platters, recovery efforts will usually be unfruitful. If a new read/write head stack is transplanted in a drive with damaged platters, the likelihood of the platters damaging the new heads (also) is very high.

What causes clicking hard drive?

The printed circuit board in your hard drive connects electronic components. Sometimes, that board or the head stack assembly is damaged by a power surge or surges. When either of these are damaged, the hard drive cannot function properly, and the result is a hard drive noise that sounds like a click or tick.

Is hard drive clicking normal?

Typically, hard drives will make low-pitched whirring or whining noises – particularly when they’re booting up or accessing/storing data – or clicking noises. These are usually perfectly normal and not a cause for concern.

Is hard drive repairable?

In theory yes, they can be repairable. In practice it’s not worth it in 99.9% of cases, and there’s very little infrastructure built up for it – there aren’t HDD repair centres all over the place, because people are better off just buying a new one instead of repairing an old one.

What is the hard drive click of death?

On a hard disk drive, the click of death refers to a similar failure mode; the head actuator may click or knock as the drive repetitively tries to recover from one or more errors. These sounds can be heard as the heads load or unload, or they can be the sounds of the actuator striking a stop, or both.

How can you tell if a hard drive is bad?

The most common signs of a failing hard drive are an overheating computer, strange noises (like clicking or whirring sounds), and data or file corruption. Hard drive failure symptoms can quickly lead to major problems, so you should act immediately to save your files and prevent any data from being lost.

What is the lifespan of a hard drive?

three to five years
Most hard drives have a lifespan of three to five years.