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My 4gb Hitachi Microdrive (for my Nikon camera) stopped working.. No noise, no high-pitched whine, just would not be accessed. I have had a demo version of "Photorescue" running on it for about 16 hours, using several Recovery methods, but the software is continuing to give "READ ERROR at 2627071 READ-1: the device is not ready" (I just inserted one of the many location numbers). The Photorescue software is now reading sector 5,254 and continuing. Am I wasting my time? The camera will not read the drive either, the USB port and Cable will read other USB drives. Have I just lost a day's worth of Thanksgiving Family Gathering pictures, and I should toss this drive and move on?

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No Solution for me or my Microdrive. I tossed $20.00 away with no joy. The Technician was pleasant, and stepped through the things I had done. No fixYa for me. And yet, you want me to invest in the Premium Assistance plan?

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