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rupert.hollom
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studio xps 8100 Hard Drive clicks

I have very recently bought an XPS Studio 8100 and reconfigured the 2 1TB drives to be RAID 1, however they keep 'clicking' - not the click of bad sectors but more as they drive spins up, they are Seagate Barracuda drives.

Is this normal for the drives to click, or are they likely to fail.   I haven't yet worked out if it is one or both drives clicking.  Can I unplug the power to a SATA drive whilst it is in use, or is this likely to damage it?  I can turn the power off and unplug one drive to see if the noise is still there, but it would be quicker to do it whilst the machine is on.

Anybody had a similar experience, or should I contact Dell support and get the drives switched out?

Thanks,
Rupert.

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