Click Of Death... Again?!
Posted on 2004-10-10
I recently put together a new system using an ASUS P4C800E and Pentium 4 3.0.
I decided to try a couple Western Digital SATA 120g hard drives.
After about 2 weeks one of the drives began clicking, so I sent it back for repair/replacement and began using my other drive. After a week it began clicking as well.
To make a long story short, I have since gone through 6 hard drives all having the same problem.
Could it be that something in my system is causing these failures, or are these Western Digital SATA drives just poor quality?
I am being careful not to bump the box while it is running, so I know it is not a physical force causing the failures.
The place where I purchased these drives will not refund my money, they just keep sending me replacements, but I'm ready to eat the cost and buy a different brand elsewhere - If that will resolve my problem.
Thanks for the help