Why does my external hard drive make a clicking noise?

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asked Jul 11, 2018 in Hardware by Hamza (250 points)
Why does my external hard drive make a clicking noise?

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answered Jul 13, 2018 by Larry S (22,160 points)
A clicking noise in an external hard drive or an internal hard drive is likely caused by high frequency vibration in the mounting hardware and/or a pending hard drive failure.

I would run a test on the hard drive and be prepared to backup all your data on that hard drive right away and transfer the data to a new hard drive or back the data up in the cloud.

A hard drive should not be making clicking noises so something is wrong or something is about to go terribly wrong and all your data will be lost.

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