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Hdd disappeared hi, i have a hdd 2,5' western digital external drive, inside i have backups of timemachine and 100 gb of stuff! it works fine untill today: i connect it to my macbook but.. mac doesn't see it. neither in disk utility, nor with disk warrior. i tried on other mac's but the result it's the same. i see the led light on and when i connect it i heard the hdd work inside(i hear a little noise, as usually works) please help me, i need to restore my data!

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Make it a slave , remove all jumpers on it, and use it as slave .. some times this works also check the controller it can be faulty.

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