Acomdata drive just stopped working. I've has it less than a year. it was making a click and spin noise constantly for about 2 days blue solid light. I turned it off and on again, and no luck. computer will not recognize drive.
is there someway to retreive the data? Help!!!! I have 2 years of photos stored on it!
I had the same problem. its not the power cord its something internal in the hard drive its self.
although, the same noise coming from the drive was coming from the power cord box, so i have no idea what the problem is or how to solve it.
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OK, 2 things to check. First and foremost, when you plug it into the PC does it make that nifty noise to let you know it sees a new piece of hardware?
Second, if it does, you probably need to initialize the disk. Hit the windows button, right click on computer, and select manage. Under the storage category highlight Disk management. If you see the drive there, you can right click and select initialize, or format. From there the system should see the drive.
Th prob lem could be most probably your hard drive casing not supplying the correct voltage and not enough for the hard disk to spin the moter so please connect the hd directly to the computer if its fine just change the external casing..
Sounds like the drive has seized spindle... Not good news. Is it buzzing similar to any of these noises: http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php ? What you should do is remove the internal drive from the enclosure and connect it directly to the computer. If still buzzing then it's a real mechanical problem...
The feint ticking noise usually indicates a dead hard drive.
The heads are flicking back and forth at random and make the ticking noise you hear.
The drive can still be detected because the physical hard drive and the controller board on it are in reality 2 seperate components working together. So the controller board is also trying to access the hard drive without luck.
If you have not dropped the unit or knocked it over etc, then chances are the controller board is what has died and therfore you still cannot access the drive. You may get lucky in finding a new controller board to replace a failed one and that will also get your data back.
There are some freeware that can recover data from problematic disks (like yours), formatted disks, repartitioned disks etc. since you said that the disk is recognized by the computer. You can try Disk Doctor NTFS, Recover My Files, etc. You may not be able to get all the files (depending on the problem of the disk which seems to be a spindle and platter problem), but at least you would be able to recover some.
I recovered a server recently just using one of these softwares.