did my external HD go poop?

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  1. ImDrunkAgain

    ImDrunkAgain Resident Mental Health Counselor

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    I turned on my laptop to "back up" some DVDs and PS2 games and got everything ready, but my external hard drive is not recognized by my laptop anymore. When I turn it on, I hear a clicking noise like an attempt at reading the hard drive, but nothing shows up. I can't even view the files on my external through My Computer. It is USB and Western Digital.
    Is my external HD shot? I just replaced the hard drive in my laptop about 2 months ago after my old one died, so it would really suck if my external died too. Is there any cheap way to get all the mp3s on my external recovered and put onto a new HD?


    cliffs: external HD died (maybe; it clicks when turned on), need a cheap way to get all the mp3s recovered and put on a new HD to replace this one.
     
  2. shiba

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    yes its dead, but the data is still recoverable. you willl need to either buy a data recovery program or find a crack for one.
     
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    ImDrunkAgain Resident Mental Health Counselor

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    would I be able to take it to a computer store and have them do it and put the data on a new HD?
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    Yes but I bet you would spend a pretty penny.
     
  5. cmsurfer

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    Check out a program called GetDataBack.
     
  6. ImDrunkAgain

    ImDrunkAgain Resident Mental Health Counselor

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    those programs are hella expensive. Is it cheaper to have the guys at the comp. store recover the data for me?
     
  7. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i doubt programs will work for you. i've had many hard drives die that way, nothing works

    you might be able to get some data back if you use spinrite, it's the best
     

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