Samsung SP2014N problem

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Gingercat

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Hey guys.
This HDD is acting up; either that or it's the external USB drive bay it's in. The situation is this:

Turn on the drive bay, all its lights come on just fine, but the drive itself emits five buzzes in a repeating pattern (about 1/3 of a second between each buzz). This happened after I simply turned off the drive bay and moved it from one room to another. This happens whether the USB cable is plugged in or not.

Does anyone know what this 5-buzz emission by the drive means?

Buzz-buzz-buzz-buzz-buzz (2 second pause) (repeats buzz pattern) (2 second pause) etc etc.

My major question is, is it likely to be the drive itself that's chucked a major wobbly, or would it simply be the drive bay that's doing something stupid like supplying incorrect power?

I don't have a desktop PC to chuck it in to test this theory, as I'm out of town for training and only have a laptop (and naturally, all my important stuff is stored on that drive). I could probably get a new drive bay, but if this is the drive's way of telling me "I'm stuffed", then there's not a whole lot of point. This also occurs when it's just the power from the drive bay plugged in, and not the IDE cable.

Any ideas?
 
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