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My hard disk makes a beeping sound when connecting to my mac and it's no recognizable. I already changed cables and ports.

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Hi.

Beeping sound means physical damage. Often there is no way to recover data.

Please let me know if you would need some more advice on this.

Regards.

Ginko.

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

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