Question about LaCie 500GB FireWire-400 Porsche - 7.2K 500 GB FireWire 400 (1394a) Hard Drive

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I dropped my Lacie Porsche 250gb external hard drive at the airport. It wasn't on. I connected it to my macbook pro and it does not show up. The light is red when plugged in and the spinning sound is different. It is quiet...You can hear it spinning in spurts but not like it use to. What do I do? I need to retrieve important audio files...Thanks for reading!

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  • ivobove Jun 18, 2009

    Thanks for replying Vortash!  I was hoping there was a chance of recovering the data... :(  This has got to be one of the saddest days of my life...

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Hi I am Vortash sorry to say it sounds like you have destroyed the HD , they are really quite delicate and have watch like precision spindles on the drive and the read arm .. An impact such as dropping them usually destroys these spindles and the hard rive is totally useless .
It is doubtful that you will ever be able to read from it again , regards Vortash

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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    clive pearson Jun 18, 2009

    you could try taking it to a computer shop they just might be able to put your disc in another hard drive body and rescue the information a very slight chance but worth a try .. regards vortash

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