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The drive started acting up and now can not be recognized by either of two different computers. The white front light just flashes. Is there any hope.

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It might be that the drive has crashed, especially if it does the same on both computers. Harddrives are rather inexpensive these days, you can purchase a larger capacity one and install it in the same case, just open the case and take out the HD, and take it with you to the store, to make sure you get the same interface inside the case as with the HD. Install the new HD in the case and their you go.... New HD and More Storage space....

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