Customer brought me a WD 160GB WD1600JS-75NCB1 sata drive.
It’s making the clicking noises. I tried putting it in the freezer and then using BART PE and GETDATA back for NTFS. Usually when a disk is dead it just keeps on making the same clicking. With this one I can feel it powering up. It clicks 4-5 times and then feels like it’s starting to spin, then stops, then two more clicks, spins and stops. In the bios it shows that there’s a WD drive at Sata port 5. Again, usually with a dead drive the bios doesn’t even identify it. When the system is up it feels like it’s spinning inside, but that might just be the power going to the device. When I get onto the system GETDATABACK can’t see it. I put it in a Dell Vostro 220 desktop running XP SP3 and also with the BART PE disk. I’ve also attached it as a USB device with no luck.
Any chance with this drive?