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iomega external Hard drive is not recognizing

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by premchander, Nov 29, 2011.

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  1. premchander

    premchander Thread Starter

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    I have had this iomega 500gb external hardrive for about 11 months and it has been working fine, until two days before it was fell down from 1 feet. After that my computer cant find the hard drive now. There is a blue light indicating that the hard drive has power running to it (it has a separate power source to the computer) but there is no blinking light which usually comes on when the computer is reading it. I have made sure all the cables are in properly but the hard drive can't be found in either my computer or device manager. I tried the hard drive on another computer but same problem.
    How to recover the data and make the drive in operating condition.?
    I'm using windows XP SP3 ([email protected])
     
  2. pip22

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    There are various softwares which can recover data, but the prerequisite for all of them is that the PC is able to detect the drive. That being the case, all I can suggest is to send it to a data recovery service, but that is mega expensive.

    Important & irreplaceable data should never be stored on only one hard drive. I have four external drives, each one storing the same data.
     
  3. premchander

    premchander Thread Starter

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    Where i can source out data recover service centers? in Oman

    What is the solution to make the PC - Detect the drive?
     
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