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Simpletech 320gb hard drive

The cat knocked it off the desk while it was running (downloading a movie) now when I plug it in it makes a bit of a whirring sound and the computer won't recognize the drive. oh please help me get this thing working...everything I love is on this drive. It is actually a 320 mb drive but it is not on your list katie

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The hard drive inside of the external device is damaged. probably the drive head scratched one or more of the platters inside of the drive. this is a common occurance with laptops and computers when they take a dive off of a desk.

need to either get a replacement drive or another external hard drive.

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