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WESTERN DIGITAL 500 GB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

THE DRIVE CLICKS THREE TIMES AND SOUND LIKE IT WANT TO LOAD BUT DOESN;T APPEAR ANYWHERE. ITRIED THE SOLUTION SUGGESTION BUT TO NO AVAIL. ANY OTHER IDEAS. I CAN'T AFFORD TO LOOSE ALL THAT INFO. IS THERE A WAY I CAN GET IT TO READ SO I CAN TRANSFER IT TO ANOTHER EXTERNAL DRIVE?

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If the drive is "clicking" as you say, there is physical damage. The more the drive is used, the worse the damage will get. If you can afford it, a company like DriveSavers can save your data, but it's not cheap.

If the drive is under warranty, WD will replace it no questions asked, but to get the files off the drive at this point will require some "PC tech" tricks, and depending on how bad off the drive is, may not work before irreparable damage is done.

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