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I have had just had this issue with one of my clients external drives. In most cases it will either be the outer shell/usb headers that are faulty or the hard disk itself is faulty.
The power light coming on, the drive spinning up, light blinking etc are good signs but by no means an indication the drive is in anyway working.
It is quite likely your drive has failed. To check this I would extract the drive from the external USB shell/caddie and connect the inner hard disk through other methods. For example another USB caddie. If you find the drives detects, installs and operates ok you can safely assume the previous shell/caddie was at fault. If you find the drive still does not work I would run a test with Seatools:
If the drive fails Seatools diagnostics or simply does not get detected by the system I would say the drive had failed and needs replacing.
You may want to recover your data if drive failure is the conclusion of testing, this free tool may be helpful to you in that case:
Recuva Undelete Unerase File and Disk Recovery Free Download
Alternatively data recovery specialists could be helpful to you, below is a link to a company I can recommend:
Fields Data Recovery
Posted on Mar 19, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Dropped StoreJet 2.5
Drives are very delicate. If it has been dropped, I'd copy everything off and bin it. You could buy a new drive itself and put it in the Transcend case - saves money :-) It sounds like the drive heads would have been damaged by the drop.
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanxs I had a feeling that this would be the case but wanted to try anyway."
SOURCE: hi there,
There are two options you can try.
First is that if it's a physical damage then it would take you more time to recover your data from it.
I will guide you with the data recovery step.
I am posting link for : GET DATABACK a recovery software.
download it accordingly.
Choose accordingly upon your drive partition may be its a fat or ntfs one.
run the software and it will scan the unreadable partition on the Hard-disk.
After that, run disk management and try to format the Hard-disk there.
Try this and let me know
Any other help
I will be happy to assist you
Posted on Jan 27, 2010
SOURCE: Storejet problem
1. Go to my computer and right click then click manage, go to disk management and see if your external harddisk is showed.If showed,then you can see the options there to manipulate your harddisk, either you format it or repartition.
2. You can use also a disk manager software to fully control the function.
Posted on Jul 06, 2010
There are 2 solutions for your problem, but both of them request advanced knowledge in hard drives arhitecture and computer operating. First solution works under windows and is called Victoria 4.3 for windows. It's a tools for diagnostic and repair at low level for hdd and you can find it free on the internet, for these method you can use your hdd conected to usb, second it'a also free and it's called MHDD and you can find it at www.hddguru.com, for these method you must remove hdd from the enclosure and connnect it directly to your computer motherboard and boot from the cd created with MHDD, but be very carefull, you can destroy your hdd permanently if you don't now what to do, and you can lose all your data, so if you have an IT specialist ask him to do it.
Posted on Mar 21, 2011
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