Clicking of the drive means as mentioned already is the drive is going bad if not already.
Disk Warrior may help but it is a long shot. I have done this once but would not recommend it I have pulled a clicking drive out of the computer and slammed it on a very sturdy table and amazingly the drive worked for a couple more years but I didn't have any important data on it so for me there was a no loss situation.
Here is something that you may want to look at in the future is setting up a RAID1 using 2 equal drives which will allow you to lose a single drive but not lose any data. Can be done in Mac OS fairly simple and will protect your data in the future. and if one fails all you need to do is replace it and rebuild the RAID array and you are back to normal.
The only downside to an On line backup is if you have lets say 70 GB of Video files it will take about a week or 2 to upload that data and really not recommended for backing up Video's that are being edited as when you edit the video the whole file needs to be copied not just the changes like it does with the other types of files.
Online backup is really good for backing up important data files but not the files that D28 mentioned he has on the drive. What he needs is an external drive for backing up to much like a G-RAID drive.
Last edited by RoyalPain; March 25th, 2010 at 10:51 PM.
The best backup option is to keep on-site backups for daily/weekly, and just use an incremental online backups for weekly/monthly backups.
And thats how you get ants!
I had the same symptoms with drives at my work. What kind of drive is it? LaCie and Western Digital are famous for that type of thing... clicking sounds, not mounting and then the drive is shot with no chance of recovery.
Do you have power surges or failures where the drives are
connected? That might an issue to deal with in the future should you
buy a new drive(s).