Just recently my drive has been squeaking as it spins and now has stopped and is not recognised by my computer. The light on the front flashes every second but I cannot hear it spinning. I have changed leads and computers but the problem lies with the unit. Model is WD1000H1C8-00. 2TB
This is not normal behavior, and seems as if the drive is not working properly. If the drive is still under warranty I recommend you get this drive replaced.
You can verify if the drive is still under warranty using the link below.
Thanks very much for the response, unfortunately it is out of warranty. I had ordered a new hard drive to back this one up - hope it isn’t too late!