I bought a Samsung SP1614N 160GB hard drive a couple of weeks ago.
The drive has now failed. Its symptom was to start making continuous
'clack' 'clack' 'clack' noises at about 500mS intervals.
The drive no longer appears on of the windows disc management dialogs.
I have copied data on to the drive that it would be a real shame to
I obtained an identical drive and exchanged the PCB but the previous
Does anybody have any suggestions that might help identify the problem
and recover the drive/data.