I’m having problems with WD Passport 350 gb hdd. It’s 2 years old now and it has served me quite well until recently. Some time ago I plugged it in my laptop (HP nx7400, running XP SP3) and it wasn’t recognized - first it made some clicking noise (not good, I know), then spontaneously decided to “be recognized” (started working normally for a few minutes), then it went off again (clicking noise) for no apparent reason, and it continued to go off and on until I unplugged it.
Just to be sure where to look for the problem I tried plugging it in other computers and it worked fine. I’d like to hope the disk isn’t defective, but I’m still reluctant to try out some of the advices I’ve read as I’m not too keen on hearing the clicking noise again (don’t want to damage the disk). Also, the USB ports are working correctly - I’ve plugged other devices to them, no problems observed.
Do you have any advice about what should I do?
Thanks in advance,