Originally Posted by Networks
Can be both. Can you run the Seagate Seatools diagnostics on the drive while connected inside a desktop PC ? What kind of ext case do you have how many watts is the power supply running it. When you say "restarts" can you be more specific not sure what its really doing spinning up and down ? power off and on completely ?
I don't know the brand of the external enclosure, but i do know the power supply provides ~2W of power but the hd only requires like .2 watts. When the drive restarts it gets unmounted, kind of clicks a little and sounds like a normal drive would starting up. I'm hoping the click isn't the sound of the head hitting the platters, I've only had this drive running 2 to 3 months.