Wd 1tb strange noise help

I have had my 1TB portable hardrive for 6 months now. Has worked perfectly fine until I plugged in into my macbook and it made the whole laptop crash, so I pulled out the hardrive and restarted the computer, when I plugged it back in, the laptop wasnt recognising the harddrive and it started making strange noises

Please help! is there any way I can fix this or retreive the data?

Hi and welcome to the WD community.

There are many variables that could amount to a drive emitting unusual sounds when powered on. To test our drives Mac users can use the Disk Utility and First Aid. For more information follow the links below.

How to tell if the noise or sound the drive is making is normal


How to test a drive for defects or problems on a Mac


If it’s not possible to test the hard drive, you may need to contact a data recovery company if you need to recover your data.