Recently (a month) I bought a new Maxtor 40GB HD, and just a few days ago it just stoped working It didnt use to make any noise when running. When I went it to disk management in XP for the drive status it only said 'healty' for the main partion for the others i didnt. I turned on SMART DISK and it gave a warnning. now that i have a replacement its a seagate 40GB, now this drive makes a noise, just like my old, old 4GB hard drive so if it makes that clicking type noise does it mean its healthy... as now in disk management it displays healthy for all partions. luckly i had a back up of all the files from the previous day. So nothing was lost.