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Maxtor OneTouch III, USB 2.0 (500GB) not found

External hard drive not found per maxtor onetouch manager. light is on. if it has ''gone bad'' can someone get files off it or is it garbage?

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Yes someone can get the information off the drive it will cost but yes it all depends how much you value the information thats on the drive that you would want to do this it could just be the controler card on the drive or the onetouch's controler went bad if you know someone who can open the unit up for you (maxtor is no longer anyway) have then open the case and plug it into your computer and see if it will work as a internal drive

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