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Seagate Freeagent Dropped

I accidentally dropped by Seagate Freeagent Desktop 500gb external hard drive, and when I plugged it back in, it is making a clunking noise with the occasional 'ping' noise. My computer won't acknowledge it, and I'm devastated, as it has some very important stored information (including the file for my published cookbook). Is this something recoverable? Thank you inadvance for your time.

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Unfortunately what you are describing is a damaged platter inside the hard drive. You may be able to get a technician to recover some data but generally this means the drive is gone forever.

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