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Hello fixya my lacie 1 terrabite fell but not that hard. its being seen by by my imac but i cannot access it. it is also making clicking sounds like when a drive is reading. but louder. ken

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All i have to say, is the drive is dead! the drop has damadged the internals and it will cost thousands to recover the data off the drive. If you dont want to spend loads on recovering the data, you could put the drive in a zip-lok bag and put it in the freezer for about 2 hours, then remove the drive and see if the drive is detected, if it is quickly copy all your data onto another 1tb drive and hope for the best, if its still not detected you out of luck i guess.

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