Model A1297 Unibody: Early 2009, Mid 2009, Mid 2010 & Late 2011

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Is my harddrive about to go?

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My harddrive is making noises i never heard in 3 years(it is a odd sound when being used at times)

Should i get my external harddrive and make a backup?

All i know is i have constant curuption issues

I know what i am buying for this computer when this drive goes

Also,i heard a light "click,click,click" starting Safari

im getting a WD scoropio black 500GB

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So far i am backing up my iTunes on it

All i need off is a handfull of files

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A drive that is making repeating clicking sounds is toast, period. There is no redeeming a drive that has reached that level, and no piece of software can save it, because you're dealing with a hardware issue that is not going to improve. Back up your data, replace the drive, and move on. You can keep using it of course, but go forward with the expectation that it will soon fail completely and whatever data is on it will soon be irretrievable.

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I need it for 2 more months,then i can swap it out

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or i will stop making files on it

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I am shocked the drive is going this soon but i cannot afford a SSD at the moment

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How long have you had the drive? Is it still in warranty?

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its the stock one the computer had when i got it

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I would back it up as soon as possible. Apple includes hardware diagnostics, Apple Hardware Test (AHT), usually on the first disc of your recovery set. Some of the newer models have it built in as well by holding down the D key during boot.

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I have discs from a late 2007 macbook pro because Apple flat out replaced it for me when i had MOBO issues

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Try downloading Data Lifeguard Diagnostic from Western Digital Corporation to get an idea of what is happening. However, backup, backup and backup

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Open up disk utility and verify the drive straightaway. Also make sure you have backups.

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If you are having corruption issues the use DiskWarrior

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Your hard drive has been physically damaged and only option left to save your data is search a data recovery services company. They has experts you can recovery your data from all possible conditions.

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