Hey everyone it's been a while since I visited but I have a problem with my harddrive
This harddrive is around a year old, I have never had any problems with it, but very recently I have had problems.
First off, the harddrive makes a clicking noise, then I hear it spinning up then another clicking noise and then my computer freezes for 60-120 seconds. I have no idea what is causing this, the hard drive is not old and like I have said I have had harddrives that were 5 years old that didn't do this.
Not too long ago it would click and freeze but then it would go back to normal and I would never see the problem again for a while but now while trying to use it I get the computer freezing, computer goes back to normal after a what seems a very long wait then goes back to normal for around 10 seconds, before clicking and doing this again.
I am writing this from my netbook and in the time it has taken me to write this up I have heard the clicking noise happen at least 8 times. Any suggestions will help!
Edit: I have found out my harddrive is a SeaGate Barracuda 7200.11 750GB, and while searching for it in google the first link was this
I guess it is time to buy a new harddrive? Also I think heat may be a problem, upon taking my computer case off and touching the metal case on the outside of the harddrive I felt it was very hot