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A clicking drive is usually an indication of physical damage to the drive. In such cases, it is recommended to seek a professional data recovery service.

However, if you want to try recovering data from the clicking drive on your own, here are the steps to follow.

Remember, attempting data recovery on a clicking drive can be risky and may cause further damage.
Data Recovery Tips for Clicking Hard Drives

  1. Stop using the drive immediately: If the drive is making clicking noises, it is important to stop using it immediately to prevent further damage to the drive and data loss.
  2. Diagnose the problem: The clicking sound could be due to a head crash, motor failure, or other mechanical issues. You can try to diagnose the problem by connecting the drive to a different computer or using a different cable to connect the drive.
  3. Freezing the drive: One unconventional method that may work for some clicking drives is to freeze the drive for a few hours. This can temporarily fix some mechanical issues and allow the drive to work for a short period. Wrap the drive in an anti-static bag or plastic wrap, and then put it in a ziplock bag to protect it from moisture. Then put the drive in a freezer for a few hours before connecting it to the computer.
  4. Use data recovery software: Once the drive is connected to a computer, you can use data recovery software such as EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, Disk Drill, or Recuva to try and recover the data. If the software cannot detect the drive, it may be necessary to use a professional data recovery service.
  5. Professional help: If the above methods do not work, it is recommended to seek professional help. They have specialized equipment and expertise to recover data from physically damaged drives.