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Sea gate ext drive started making clicking noise will not connect

The drive was working perfectly then it made some clicking noices and then I tried to power down and re boot it. sounded like metal to metal.
drive manager does not find it. its a 550 g 6 months old.

I have irriplaceble date on thids drive.

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  • kingsman7200 Jan 28, 2009

    will they transfer my data to the new one?

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It is still under warranty. Contact Seagate about this matter. They should replace it for you at no cost.

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  • Mike McWhinney Jan 28, 2009

    No I don't believe they will recover your data. You could ask them though. There are services that will do this for you, but it will cost plenty of money.




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