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External HDD dead?

Hi, I have a seagate barracuda 1.5tb HDD. I accidentally dropped it and now it won't start up. No clicks but there is a buzzing sound. Here is a youtube video similar to what i hear when i plug in the drive to my dock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txhWqeIudrs

I would just like to know if there's anything that can be done to get the data off of it or get it working again. I know its probably dead but any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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  • huskyboy Jul 22, 2009

    jgrant07,

    sorry for such a late reply. thanks again for your help but i already know it is the drive. ive plugged it into different enclosures and get the same noise, i was wondering if there was anything that can be done to fix the drive or if i should just chuck it. thanks.

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You can try to dissamble the drive and try to plugin to an internal SATA port on your computer

It could just be something with the external enclosure's circuitry, but more than likely it is going to be the drive.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

  • Jared Grant Jul 22, 2009

    Probably not, other than sending it off to a hard drive data recovery company. The only thing you can try is to see if it's still under warranty and file an RMA to get Seagate to replace the drive free of charge.



    Other than that not much I know to try unfortunately

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