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Western Digital External My Book Drive Making A Humming Noise?

Search for another device such as a case fan, which is causing the noise. But I have read of it, and that it's not that uncommon. locked out SSL/TLS for this website Data on functioning HDD not... Is the power cord fully attached ? this content

It is interesting to note that the WD caddy actually used the legacy power connector to the drive, while the new case uses the SATA power cables. The fact that two identical drives make the same sound no matter what PC they're connected to makes me think its a firmware issue. Normal drive sounds include:Whining noise during drive spin-up Occasional clicks during data access Hard clicks during a head park operation (shutdown or sleep mode)Abnormal drive sounds include:High-pitched whining sound Vibration sounds http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/568/ user587 2015-05-01 11:10:19 UTC #5 No it's definately not normal.  Especially as I have an internal hard drive which is the exact same model, but it does not make this https://forums.techguy.org/threads/western-digital-external-my-book-drive-making-a-humming-noise.910488/

All Rights Reserved. All rights reserved. but regarding risk of it not working and price. Thanks, Dave user587 2015-04-26 07:31:21 UTC #2 Just to clarify, it's a short sharp burst of disk activity noise.

Dropped hard drive - buzzing sound. lifeessence, Mar 17, 2010 #4 Noyb Trusted Advisor Joined: May 25, 2005 Messages: 20,097 How many gigs is it ???? my older WD 'my book' never made this noise. Sounds a lot more like a power issue than a drive failure.

In case the answer did not answer your question, you can always visit the WD Community for help from WD users. Step 2: Determine if the problem is the drive or its data cable Turn off the system. This is a discussion on Dropped hard drive - buzzing sound. As a troubleshooting step try connecting the My Book power cable directly to the wall, if the problem continues you can call support and request a replacement power cable.

Does the caddy require two USB ports for power? Ichigo 2014-05-09 21:55:45 UTC #2 Hi zinkage, sorry to hear you cannot access your files. Replace your data cable. The local computer shop, or big box retailer is not setup or trained to recover data.

Information about in warranty replacement options is available in Answer ID 8: How can I replace a product under warranty?. We just did a recovery for a bank - I ran the image with a hardware imaging tool designed to recover bad sectors and got about 85% of the drive imaged. But replacing the PCB is fine. Login form C# SQL Hot swapping people in a scrum team Populate Existing Map from SOQL Query more hot questions question feed about us tour help blog chat data legal privacy

Close to 0.1 second. news Looking at the questionaire that we have clients fill out, I saw their IT department had run three software recovery/repair tools agains the drive, at least one of which is pretty Turn on the system. It sounds the same every time.

Note: My Cloud devices with multiple internal hard disk drives, can have their hard disk drives removed and tested as internal drives by following the steps under WD internal drives. Remove both the power and data cables from the drive. If the noise is still present, the drive is not the cause. have a peek at these guys If its making a sound thats annoying then its either a cheap HDD that lacks cushioning or the HDD readers are pressing on the plates,or its overpowering,or the voltage circuit is

Cause: There can be several reasons why a WD drive may be making a clicking noise: The drive is not getting enough power to fully spin up The drive has failed I have also dropped my external hard drive with the same results. You had one before.

it also starts making the noise as soon as it's turned on regardless of whether or not the USB cable is connected.

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Turn on the system to see if the noise continues. Laptop headphone jack problems » Site Navigation » Forum> User CP> FAQ> Support.Me> Steam Error 118>> Trusteer Endpoint Protection All times are GMT -7. It also could be head damage. check my blog We have done a couple drives that went to the guys with teh VW's before we got them, and in a few cases they were worse off.

If there is no noise, the original drive bay was not properly supporting the drive. It has lead a sheltered protected life because I DIDN'T want to lose my data or have something like this happen. We're kind of limited in what we can actually observe. Staff Online Now Cookiegal Administrator etaf Moderator cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Software & Hardware > Hardware > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent

Loading... It makes a quiet, repetitive humming that comes on and off about once every second.