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500g harddrive I hear 3 clicks and then my harddrive shuts off. My computer dose not recognize the hardrive.

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    I hear 3 clicks and then my harddrive shuts off. My computer dose not recognize the hardrive.

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It broken. if you want your data back youl have to spend alot on data recovery.

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