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Unfortunately I dropped my Trekstor 500GB hard drive on the floor and now it registers as a removable disk with message "please insert disk into removable disk". My computer is a Windows vista. Can the Trekstor be repaired (assuming its a hardware problem with the Trekstor) and can I retrieve my data. Until now it worked perfectly. Thank you Paul Anderson

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Yes you can retrive the information using a data recovery program you may get it working again bye re-formating the har drive this will loose all the info use the data recovery to get it back.

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An external unit has two main parts:
* the disk-drive
* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter

In your case, the adapter seems to be working OK.

But, when Windows tries to read the 'table-of-contents' from the disk-drive, it cannot,
and so you get the 'please insert' message.

You might want to disassemble the unit, and remove the disk-drive,
and connect it as a 'slave' disk-drive in a desktop computer,
just to bypass the adapter, to see if the disk itself can be read.

So, about 0.1% of the blocks on the disk-drive are 'unreadable'.
This means that the other 99.9% of the disk-drive _could_ be readable,
namely all your files.

Search online for 'DATA RECOVERY' software -- it reads through the blocks on the disk-drive,
block-by-block, trying to 'stitch' blocks back together (like assembling a jigsaw puzzle) to
reconstruct the (unreadable) table-of-contents, and thus make it possible to copy the files
from that drive onto the 'C:' drive of the desktop computer.




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Gone...throw it away...the disks inside are corrupt now it cant be used...

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