Question Why does my hdd clicks when it is reading and writing large files above 50gb

ronmattss

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I'm downloading a game from steam and the file size is about 70gb +

My new hdd WD blue 2tb then started to click 90% of download

Causing it to disk write error

And follows a memory management bsod.

This drive is also my OS drive.
Can a chkdsk fix this?
 

ronmattss

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always use the new cables. if it really doesn't click it's probably ok, if it does, do as instructed and RMA it.

test it with Crystal Disk Mark or some test tool. any not normal noise, rma it
Tested it with Crystal Disk Mark no clicking noise while benchmarking it. Everything is ok in SMART, probably just a bad cable. I Will observe this drive 'till it clicks again
 
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