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Whenever I turn it on, the blue light comes on and I can hear it whirring for a second. Then a disturbing red light comes on and it's not recognized on my computer. Is it fried? Is there anyway to get the data off of it?

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One way to find out is to remove the disk from enclosure and connect it directly to main board using an IDE cable.

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