My computer won't recognize my hard drive anymore. I plug it in and nothing happens. When I turn the switch on the back of hard drive on it beeps like an alarm or something, but it's very quiet. Also the green light on top flashes, in one long flash and 5 repeated short flashes. I've been loading movies on it and it's been working fine and then it just quit one day and it's not even close to being full.
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ry connecting the external hard drive to another computer to recover/backup your data. When
you have such a large capacity hard drive, it pays to have a second
large capacity hard drive to backup your data in the event of the other
hard drive dying.Hard drives do fail especially if you accidently drop
May seem like a silly question you are not booting up computer with ext drive still plugged in are you?
i am assuming your operating system is on the internal drive.
if so don't have the external plugged in when you start up.
Usually this is a problem with the usb port not being able to supply enough power to the drive. Often, units like this will come with two usb plugs on one cable to increase the current supplied to the drive. If the drive has an input for external power (some do, some don't), then using external power would help.
Usually this is a problem with the usb port not being able to supply enough power to the drive. The current is often limited at the usb port, and the hard drive may need more than what is being supplied. This is a common problem, and the drive itself is usually fine. If the usb cord has 2 usb plugs on it, plug them both in. If you have an external power jack on the drive, use it.