My seagate 1TB external HDD starts up then I get a click, click, click and it stops. Drive not detected and lights stays on -

Hi there wharbor,

Sometimes, externals could make clicking sounds when there is not enough power supplied to them. I guess it will not hurt to use a different USB cable and attach the drive to another USB port.
In case the issue persists, I would agree with Phillip Corcoran and say that the HDD has failed.

I doubt that you will be able to access it using some software tools.
If the data stored on it is really important, you will need to contact a data recovery company.

Cheers,
D_Know_WD
 

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