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Ok so my mother was walking past my desk when she pulled my hard drive to the ground. It's now making a noise for a few seconds and then shuts off. Is there any way to fix this by any means that I can do myself. I'm short on cash at the moment for a recovery service. I know how to fix them if I can get it to mount but it can't so I'm lost
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
consult the authorized service cenetr of amxtor as they can recover data from damged hard disk . carefull while connecting to pc . as it can damage pc if circuits are broken
Posted on Dec 03, 2007
SOURCE: External Hard Drive I/O Error
Somehow i tried to format and it was formatted. took pretty long time as 1 terabyte. i thought all is ok as the drive was accessible. Just to double check, i scanned the drive thorugh the seagate manager and it got stuck on 10% for few seconds and then said that the hard disk is faulty and should be immediately returned if under warranty. and to confirm it also gave me read errors http://www.dtidata.com/resourcecenter/2007/05/15/how-to-tell-hard-drive-physical-damage/
so i'm giving it to seagate service centre as it probably has physical faults, bad sectors. and someone told me that 1TB hard drives are not stable.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
Back up your files and buy a replacement drive the grinding noise is the hard drive experiencing mechanical failure and may stop working soon.
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
The clicking sound means that the are that controls the head that reads the disc is loose and not functioning properly. The drive is bad. There is a way you can possibly recover the files though. Put the drive in a freezer for an hour or so. This will make all the metal parts contract as they get colder. After it is frozen then plug it in and attempt to get your files. It will eventually warm up and start failing again. Time to refreeze it. I've been sucessful recovering files this way before. Sometimes it takes a long time to get them all but better than paying thousands of dollars for recovery.
Posted on Nov 26, 2009
Try the hard drive on another computer to see if it is the external or a laptop interface problem. There are EIDE/SATA to usb adapters that you can connect a hard drive to that the computer will then read as an external hard drive. The problem with external HDDs is the usb interface built into them, these are mounted on controller cards and that is ususally where the failure occurs.
Posted on Jan 10, 2010
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