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Old 05-14-2011, 02:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, Just got back from my almost 2 week trip, went to plug in my external HD to back up my 400+ pictures, only to hear a beep beep beep beep sound coming from the HD.

I'm pretty sure it's dead, which sucks, because I just bought it 2 months ago, and now all my pictures are gone.

Is there any way I can retrieve my pictures?

it just seems that the HD isn't spinning, but rather it's stuck.

Thanks for the help
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If it is physical damage, you won't be able to retrieve them with out sending the drive to a recovery facility. You can try using recuva (not sure on the exact name of software) but, I doubt it will work.
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It's possible the drive is OK and it's the enclosure itself that's died. I would remove the drive from the enclosure and install it in my computer to see if it works there. If so, you would just need a new enclosure. Also make sure of any obvious things such as everything cabled correctly, power switch on, etc...
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Well, I got it, thanks guys. I think it was just the external USB hub that I was using. I plugged it into my Laptop and it worked fine. so I took it back to my desktop and plugged it straight into the back panel, and it work there too. this external has no power plug, just 2 USB connections. and it's a small HD, not the starndard.

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Chances are the hub could not power the drive it self, especially if the drive requires the power of two ports.
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kinda what i was thinking after the fact
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