Question about Verbatim SmartDisk Firelite Portable USB 2.0 250GB GO 5400 rpm/tpm 250 GB Hard Drive

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Hello, i have a VERBATIM hard drive USB 2.0 it cost me a lot of money :-( i've hardly used it! it has been handled in cotton wool tonight, when transferring data to it from my computer it has started to click annoyingly and the computer says the device is not responding? It does not show up now on "My Computer" either!!??? I'm stuck...and worried that I've lost all my data? Please help me. Thank you. Alison

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1. First power down the computer and the external hard drive.
2. Disconnect the drive.
3. Wait a minute.
4. Start your computer.
5. Connect the Verbatim drive again.
6. Wait a minute. (While waiting, check the screen for popup messages telling you the harddrive is ready and received a drive letter.)
7. Check "My Computer" for the harddrive.
8a. If you see it there, click it and make a copy of the data you have stored on the drive immediately!
8b. If the drive does not show up, you probably have a problem that will take deeper looking-into.

A clicking sound from a harddrive is never a good sign. While it does not mean immanent ***** of the drive, getting the data from it is now a matter of luck. In any case you should not trust the drive and should replace it as soon as possible.

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1. Is the Verbatim brand new ?? Have you been able to use it in
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2. What is your OS ?

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Hi,

Clicking is generally a bad sign as it indicates the harddrive is seeking over and over not getting a read of the pallets (think arm on a record player swinging back and forth with no needle).

Good news is if it's just the control cicuitry the drive can usually be recovered for under $500. If the failure is internal rates can range from $700-$5000 depending on the level and type of damage.

If you think you would want to try either of these methods get back to me and I can recommend appropriate service providers for either.

Sorry it's not better news,


Chris

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usualy it means that it has an error,try checking that the cables to the drive are connected properly if there all fine try shutting the usb drive off and turing it back on after 3 min.
you should turn your PC off also and restart it.
if that does not work you need to post more information about your PC and periferal devices.

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does it work on another pc ok? Do other usb devices work ok? Give me the details and I can help you solve this.

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