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Icon missing on desktop

My icon for my harddrive is missing from my desktop. i did a search and cannot find the firelite external hd. help! it makes a funny noise when i move it.

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It sounds like your external hard drive is physically damaged. Just like an engine in a car, the drive is constantly running, anywhere from 4200 to 7200rpm. When you hear the drive making " sounds ", outside of when you power it up, you should only hear a whir of some sort, and possibly the sound of it writing or reading. You may need data recovery software or services.

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Looking up reviews just now I know that it's a laptop sized harddrive that's inside.
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