...and I doubt this belongs in the Support Forum, as it has nothing to do with the games or the forum, but hell, I thought I'd ask just to get some information. So, here we go!
I put together an External Hard Drive from an old WD 40GB Desktop hard drive I had from my last machine. It's about a year old, and it's been acting weird every time I turn it on for the last week and a half.
Basically, the disk will spin when it turns on and then stop about half a second later. Another half a second after it stops, it starts to spin again only to repeat the cycle for about 30 seconds. This happens both when I turn it on and after it is turned on when I connect it to the computer.
I've defragmented it, scanned and fixed bad sectors, did a sweep for viruses, and every other thing I could think of that may be related to the hard drive's data. And it still does that "Spin on, Spin off" ticking thing every time I turn it on.
Should I be worried? And if so, what can I do to fix the problem?