Given the slicker older MacBook overall design, the ventilation inside the laptop is not as great. As result, Hitachi hard drives often get hot, which is a condition that could affect the disk drive's condition in the long term. An increase in the hdd's temperature creates a perfect environment for creation of bad sectors as result of write and read errors, especially under heavy operation load. A Hitachi drive suffocated by bad sectors intensifies the amount of stress on the read-write component assembly. Under this condition the hdd is bound for a mechanical failure, hence a clicking behavior.
The most important thing to do with a clicking hard drive is to stop powering the drive on. Why? 90% of the time, a clicking sound coming from the hard drive, indicates mechanical damage, more precisely a failure of the internal read-write mechanism.
The more a drive is powered on with a failed a read-write component, the higher the chance that the disk or platters will sustain permanent damage. Once platter damage has occurred, the odds of successfully recovering the data decrease tremendously.
The best course of action is to seek a specialist offering Hitachi hard drive data recovery service. Recovering data from a clicking hdd requires critical resources, such as knowledge, mechanical tools, a hardware imager to minimize chances of another hard drive crash due to bad sectors, and, of course, an advanced file system data recovery software tool. Reputable data recovery companies have years of expertise along with all the professional hard drive recovery tools to successfully recover the data from a mechanically broken hard drive. If in doubt, always call a professional company for advice.
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