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External hard drive not recognized

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by YaoiPrince, Nov 4, 2012.

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  1. YaoiPrince

    YaoiPrince Thread Starter

    Nov 4, 2012
    Hello, I have a Seagate 2TB Free Agent GoFlex Desk external hard drive. I had this drive for only about 4 months & while carrying it, I slipped & the drive fell about 2 feet. I now get only intermittent beeping when I try to hook it up & the computer does not recognize the drive, except only once under device manager as a generic usb volume. I had started the process of backing it up last night, but simply decided to go to bed after getting some of it done. I have tried most of the basic steps, but thus far have not been able to get any success accessing my files.
    1. Tried re-starting the computer & drive, no success.
    2. Tried removing the hard drive from the encasing & hooking it up with a SATA to USB cable, no success.
    3. Tried hooking it up internally to a desktop computer, no success.
    4. Tried any number of software tools (including seatools & PC file inspector recovery) no success.

    I find myself wondering if my data is truly irretrievable. I would be most grateful if anyone can help. Oh, & I did try looking for the solution in any number of thread posts on many forums, still no success.
  2. ekim68


    Jul 8, 2003
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    Well it wasn't an SSD, so it's probably broke after a two foot drop....There are businesses who specialize in Data retrieval and it's not cheap...How much is your Data worth to you?
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