09-22-2011 02:50 AM
I'm not a lover of greenies either, there is a substantial price difference between a 5900 and a 7200 rpm drive so one could assume the quality isn't there either, for those using them in enclosures and docks the clicking could be the external or dock doing it if the power isn't instantanious, one way to rule this out is to either have it powered on at boot time, or slave it bare, if the clicking isn't there it's the connection method that is at fault.
10-13-2011 05:06 PM
Hello, I am also experiencing a problem of the ST2000DL003-9VT166 periodically clicking while idle.
The drive emits a single click as often as every 1 minute, and only while idle. The clicking even occurs with the drive disconnected from the motherboard, or within BIOS setup. The drive is only a couple of months old, and came with the latest CC32 firmware. I have a good qualty 600W Cooler Master PSU.
Is the drive malfunctioning, and Is this reasonable cause for an RMA? The clicking is very annoying and is strange behaviour for a HDD. I cannot find a review of the drive mentioning this clicking, only a couple of threads here at Seagate.
What happened to the drives of the other people complaining about the problem?
11-24-2011 01:06 PM
All 3 of my drives are still going okay, I just ignore the noises. To suggest that everyone that has a clicking drive has a faulty power supply is absurd. While the drives still appear to be okay, it's certainly enough of an issue to steer me clear of Seagate for future purchases.
03-24-2012 02:38 PM
The same problem here.
Getting this 'clicking' sound every 30 secs and only while idle.
Did try in two other PCs - no luck.
Did try in external box - no luck either.
Seems as a HDD issue to me.
MB: Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H
CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9550 + Cooler Master Gemin II
RAM: A-DATA EXTREME DDR2 800+ 2x1 GB
Kingston HyperX Low Latency DDR2 800 2x2 GB
HDD: Wester Digital WDC WD6400AAKS-00A7B 01.0
Seagate ST3320620AS 3.AA
Seagate ST1500DL003-9VT16L CC32
VGA: GIGABYTE 9800GTX+ 1GB (256) aktiv 2xDVI DDR3
ENERMAX MODU82+ EMD625AWT 625W
DVD: Samsung SH-S223Q