The drive was working fine since I bought it 2 months ago. Then about a week ago, I went to back up some files and found it strange that it was not mounted on my desktop even though the power light was on. Restarted my computer and it mounted just fine. This AM I noticed it did not mount again. Restarting my computer, or even turning it off, letting it rest, and turning back it back on again repeatedly does nothing. Tried switching to a different firewire port and then to a USB connection, but still no luck. My computer doesn't even detect new hardware even though the powerlight to the backup drive continues to go on and off whenever I start up or shut down my computer. This is my first backup hard drive. Is this what happens when the backup drive "fails"? Anyway to recover it? Or is it dead?
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Re: Hard drive not mounting
If you still have the files on your pc and just use the drive as a backup, then there is nothing lost yet, and no need to recover, just return to retailer.
But if there is any sign of life, check; Right Click My Computer>Properties>Device Manager>Hardware,see if your Drive is in the list, if not, on top right there is an icon for scan for new hardware.
See if your PC can find your drive, if not return it.
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It should not affect the data on the hard drive but with all repairs such as this it always worth making sure you have your hard drive backed up. I had a similar problem with a imac a couple of years ago and the hard drive was fine when it came back. Hope this helps.
When my hard drive went down a few months ago I bought an external hard drive caddy off ebay for about £13, best £13 pound I ever spent. I installed it into the external caddy, plugged it into the USB port and it worked brilliantly, if the hard drive still doesnt work their are many data recovery firms out there, but be warned they are quite expensive, this usally involves sending the said hard drive off and they send the desired files back to you on a DVD. Hope this helps, Paul
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if the datas aleady deleted, then you have nothing to lose. Right ?
What you need is a 2.5 to 3.5 inch IDE ribbon cable connector.
this will enable you to put the drive into an IDE slot on the PC internal motherboard ( primary/secondary )
Unless it,s already 3.5"
boot the computer, see if it recognises the drive. And format it.
then you may be able, to re-fit back into the external casing, and use as an external again.
Mike @ compurepair.