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Seagate External Hard Drive Not Recognized

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by paguercio, Oct 21, 2010.

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  1. paguercio

    paguercio Thread Starter

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    Can not view my external usb hard drive. I have another usb drive installed without issue. The invisible drive appears to be "dead". Check with Voltage Meter and the power supply for the drive is working. Is there any way to recover the data? Luckily I have the data backed up on another drive.
     
  2. RyanWilson

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    Does the drive show up in computer management? Go to start>Computer>(Right click)>Manage?
     
  3. paguercio

    paguercio Thread Starter

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    Looks like the motor is fried on the external drive. As such it will not appear in the mycomputer view. I appreciate your reply and I will not need any follow up. My recommendation to anyone using the desktop external drives is to move them minimally and to power them down when not in use. It should extend the life for sure.
     
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