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Simpletech 500 GB Hard Drive not working

Hi - my SimpleTech 500 GB does not work after a minor fall... the blue light come on... drive makes a spinning sound... and then nothing happens. The blue circle goes off and red light keeps blinking. Opened and checked the connections... seem to be fine.

I have imp. data I need to retrieve - can really use some help :)

Thanks in anticipation

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The red light is an indicator of drive failure. The fall it took, especially if the drive was on at the time, could easily cause the drive to break something internally so that it will not function. I found SimpleTech drives to fail pretty easily, even when you're not dropping them. That's been my experience, anyway.

Data recovery is a very expensive proposition. If the hard drive doesn't respond to the interface as normal, they have to be pulled apart and data extracted from the internal platters. This isn't something you can do without a full safe room (dust-free, wearing special suits and all) because any dust can ruin the platter. Since it's so involved, it's usually really, really expensive. Generally, most people don't bother when it reaches that point unless it's business files (like all of your financial data, for instance).

However, if it's something you really need that bad, DriveSavers is one of the best:
http://www.drivesaversdatarecovery.com/

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