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Old 03-03-2009, 12:40 PM   #2
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Yes, you should be worrying! The "ticking" nearly always means the drive is having trouble positioning its heads - and possibly dying.

A firmware upgrade may help, but I'd get a replacement fast, if I were you. At least you get a warning...

There are several well-known cases of "tick of death" or "click of death" indicating HD problems - try this search: hard drive tick of death - the Wikipedia article (first hit) mentions the infamous Iomega Zip drive case; it also indicates likely drive failure.

   
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