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500GB FW400 Porsche drive Appears to power on (LED lights) makes soft noise but no HD spin. Opened drive and seems that everything is seated properly.

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Their can be a issue with the drives controller board. when a controller board fails their will be no s.m.a.r.t information reported back to the system. S.M.A.R.T is used to check the temperature disks spindle speed as well as specific parameters set bu the disk manufacturer. if smart fails then the controller is probably bad. google check hard disk s.m.a.r.t for info on checking the drives states. and good luck.

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