I had absolutely no issues with my drive up until a week ago. I went to watch a film with my family, came back, tried to access a file on my hard drive, and Windows Explorer started to lag up. I waited a few minutes, it wasn’t resolved, so I restarted the Windows Explorer process. Tried repeating the process, same outcome. I restarted my computer in the hopes of resolving the issue, but once I did this, the hard drive refused to show up.
I’ve tried using a different USB port on my computer, a different USB cable, and a different computer with a different operating system. Nothing worked. To this point, nothing I have done has been able to make a difference. I have noticed that when it starts up, it spins up, and then starts making an audible “seeking” noise. It’s not quite a click but it sounds similar.
Is my drive dead for good?