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MY simpletech 160 GB HD once plugged into my laptop sounds like it is trying to start(red lite in on , but not the blue lite)spinning but stops and starts and repeats this.Is it possible to get data off HD someway?

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  • johnmarin360 May 14, 2009

    Hello, My HD simpltech red lite goes on , i assume that means it is getting power. The Blue lite does not come on. I changed the cable out and still get the same thing. It sounds like the blue lite is the drive itself trying to spin. For a split second the drive sounds like it is attempting to spin but stops. and then it cycles again. I go to MY COMPUTER and i see no drive active for the external drive. The computer does not "see" it?. Will the software link help me , even if the computer does not see the drive?

  • johnmarin360 May 14, 2009

    tried the software you recommended but as i thought, The laptop does not see the drive for the simpletech portable drive sio it showed me nothing but the laptops drive and files.



    The simpletech portable drive looks to be a sealed uni No screws or screws. its a handheld unit. Can a recovery facility get the software and data from the drive ? and your collegue said it would be 15 to 25 per gig....is that gig of the drive or the usable gigs?t. if the drive is not being able to start, could there be a problem with the initialization of the drive needle? Im concerned i wont be able to get my software and whats more the data files from the drive. If there is a way for me to get it i would rather do it my self. i just dont see how with out the laptop seeing the drive. getting a little desperate.thanks for your help.

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Local hardware engineers have the data recovery software.it will be recoved.just get a local technician at your place or take your hard disk to their shop. its possible.

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Http://www.ontrackdatarecovery.com/data-recovery-downloads/#data
you can download easy recovery from here and try to recover data...

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