February 13th, 2011, 09:12 AM #1
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PLEASE HELP ME.. My Hard Disk is not working.
Hello to all,
Very nice to meet you. I"m facing a serious problem. I believe you people can help me.
(Note:SORRY - Why i write these much is to give the clear idea about my
I've an 1TB HITACHI SATA INTERNAL HDD. But 'm using it as external (put it in an external case,connect via usb). 5 days back it accidently fell from the chair. But the thing is, the hdd didn't hit the ground- before hitting I caught it (at that time it was in running condition). But the hdd is well shaked. After that when I connect it to my pc/lap,the hdd is running but it is not accessible by the system. After 1 minute system will show either 'not accessible' or 'format drive'. Not showing its properties also (ie: hdd is running but I can't enter to it). A small creepy noise also appear after this incident (this noise occur only when I connect it to pc/lap, other time no unwanted noises). I think the noise is from the board of the hdd or near from it. I tried directly in pc- no effect.
My valuable data, movies & music collection around 600gb is in this hdd. If the files are missing its equal to killing me. So please please please help me with your valuable ideas to come out of this tragedy. I want to correct the hdd or recover the files from it. (Another one thing is my pc is IDE not SATA).
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February 13th, 2011, 01:16 PM #2
Hi Deep Diver,
Welcome to TechIMO.
An "inaccessible" external drive can be caused by many things. Hopefully in your case it's not a damaged drive. Do you have access to a PC that you could install this drive into as an internal SATA drive?
February 13th, 2011, 07:35 PM #3
Welcome to TechIMO!
Quote: I tried directly in pc- no effec
Dose this mean, you remover it from the external case, and placed it in a PC, as osprey4 suggested?
If you did, then all you can do is down load the Hitachi test disk, from their sight, and try to run it.
It doesn't sound like it will run the disk though, but try it anyhow.
After that I wouldn't keep running it, in case you really want to recover the info, by using a recovery service.
If the drop, caused the read/write heads to rub the disk, further damage to the disk, could occur.
If the disk is in good condition, they can recover everything, for a price.
They basically, take your disk, and put it in another case.
There are a few articles, on the net, of people that did it themselves, without a clean room, and where successful.(not recommending it, but I thought it was an interesting article)
I only trust Western Digital, and Seagate, but dropping, when running is tough, on all of them.
There are some drives out there,(for laptops I think) that sense a fall, and before they hit the ground, they are supposed to park the read/write head.
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