I have a 1.5 TB WD drive (F0020HBK) that has been singing along just fine. Recently it started making a clicking noise. When I unplugged it from my laptop this last time and replugged it back in, the laptop recognizes that I attached something to the drive, the initial auto play menu pops up, but then after I click out of that, I get nothing. It just freezes my computer and nothing further can be done. On the occasion that I can pull up “My computer” it is not visible as being attached in that USB port. The WD drive just makes a light clicking sound and the lowest light is blinking. Not even half the lights light up like they did before.
I’m wondering what I did to bring this on so that I prevent it from happening with my new 2TB WD drive and if there is anyway I can get in there to recover my January photographs.
Any ideas? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.