Question about LaCie 160GB Ext/Firewire 7200 160 GB Hard Drive
I tried to connect my external harddrive to my mac but when it turns on it just makes sounds and does not mount to my laptop. I think one time i left it connected for a long time and it actually did mount but then i was not able to drag any folders out of it because after clicking on icon it would freeze my laptop. will i have to send it to recovery specialists?
Hi and welcome to FixYa,
Sorry to be the one bringing you the bad news but any sound from a hard drive is an indication of mechanical problem, often the head hitting the stops or bouncing off the platters.
Of course the recovery specialists would be a good idea. However, you may want to get a quote first and time required for the recovery. In some instances, the cost/time would no longer justify the recovery as an economical option.
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.
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