My external hard drive failed

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by thunderbird, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. thunderbird

    thunderbird New Member

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    it's making a loud whirrling noise and windows won't recognize it.
    any hope of saving everything on there?
     
  2. DigiCrime

    DigiCrime If Only!

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    If its making noises now turning it on and off just to see if the noises have gone away will make data retrieval far worse. If its not clicking might be just the motor needing replaced but I would leave it off and decide what to do with it. Send it in somewhere to get it looked at
     

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