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Is a clicking sound from a just installed new hard drive normal?

I just replaced my hard drive because it was making noises and it suddenly crashed, but the new hard drive is making a strange clicking sound every 8 to 10 secs. Is this normal?

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That's usually the sound of the search arm going back and forth. Did you format the drive and install a system?

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yes I did. I am afraid this sound might be what reads the hard drive and eventually might crash again

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Try reformatting and select the "write zeros" option to map out any bad blocks using Disk Utilities from your system installation disk. Then install a system. If the clicking continues, return the drive.

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