Question about Seagate USB 2.0 External Enclosure + 400GB ST3400832A UATA 8MB 7200RPM HDD (NEWITEM31875736) Drive Case
The other day I lightly dropped my Seagate while in use. Now it doesn't mount on my laptop. The reason I use the term lightly dropped is because the drop was about 12 inches from the floor. You can't even tell I dropped it by looking at it because there are no scratches or dents. It is now making a clicking noise every time I try to use it. I have almost 100GB of stuff on it and loosing the data is not an option. How do I fix it or at least get the data off of it on a tight budget?
Try downloading "R Studio", this program is sometimes capable of reading damaged hard drives and recovering data, very time consuming but if ur data was valuable as mine was it was worth the time
Posted on Dec 01, 2009
Unfortunately, this probably means the read/write heads were jarred and can no longer function properly. That's usually fixable, but it's a very expensive fix because the parts are inside the hard drive and the data surfaces are very delicate... Most people are better off simply replacing the hard drive unless the data is absolutely vital.
Posted on Apr 22, 2008
I dropped my seagate 1tb a light drop but not every few seconds it makes a noise like it is trying to start but won't..... I have about 600 gb on it and I am at wits end I only have about half backed on another drive
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
Try to remove internal drive from enclosure and connect directly to a computer.If it still makes any of these sounds then most likely it's too late and heads are bad now. If you need to recover files you will need to send the drive into data recovery lab and it won't be cheap. There's no way you can do it at home I'm afraid.
Posted on Oct 27, 2010
Wow seagate sucks! their warranty "doesn't cover accidents or 'abuse'" so i can't return my 750GB external hard drive which fell about one and a half feet onto carpet. it now makes a short bleep noise every couple of seconds for a short bit when i plug it in
Posted on Sep 06, 2008
I have a 750GB seagate external hard drive and mine fell about 2 feet onto carpet and now makes this awful noise, its really loud. im going to send it back to them see if they will do anything, it looks fine, the light comes on and there are no scratches or dents. i had only used about 30 gig on it as well :(
Posted on Aug 30, 2008
I also have the same problem and they said it's going to cost 300 euros + to fix it... And i can't afford that. Seagate external 200 GB fell off while in use on the floor.
Posted on Jun 19, 2008
I also have the same problem. Seagate external 100GB drive fell off end table while in use on a soft carpeted floor. There is no external damage. It powers up, clicks for a few times and does not mount to laptop or other computer.
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
I have a 250gb Seagate had Seagate on carpet floor and knocked it over while in use makes a clicking sound and doesn't even register on my computer.
Posted on Apr 12, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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You really need to take your drive to a service center. You cannot do the repair procedure on your own if you are not a qualified to do the work. I suggest this option so that there will be no more further complications will be generated with your drive.
Posted on Dec 19, 2009
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