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Weird noise Whenever I turn on my external hard drive it makes these weird chirping noises. It beeps twice about every 3 seconds then eventually gives up and shuts itself off. My computer seems to know that the device is there but I can't do anything with it.

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These drives are fragile! Idiotic design--perched upright instead of flat. Knock it over once, and it may be history. If you hear squeaking, back up all your unique data on the drive elsewhere, or you may be in for total loss.

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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The same is happening to me though it worked yesterday Sigh ill put into a comp and take it out of case

Posted on Nov 27, 2007

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The drive may be defective. You might see if the manufacturer has a utility to do diagnostics on it. At least some of these external drives are merely a desktop or laptop drive with appropriate electronics in an external case. You could possibly disassemble the case, remove the drive, set the master/slave jumpers properly and try installing it in a standard computer, & see what kind of results you get there. If the drive is defective, then data recovery would be difficult at best, perhaps only available via a business specializing in such.

Posted on Jul 16, 2007

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