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Hi, I have an older Maxtor internal IDE HD which I'm trying to access using and external IDE/SATA to USB adapter. I hear the drive spin and the headers clicking but the HD is not being detected. Can this HD be salvaged?

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The media has damaged. There is no hope. OK.

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