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Old 11-09-2007, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My dad dropped a 500gb Buffalo network drive while it was running and ever since then they havent been able to access it whether it was on the network or in a computer. It makes clicking noises and also doesnt show up in windows or linux. Does anyone know what I can do to grab the information off this drive? I figured a good disk recovery program would work in windows xp instead of trying some of the time consuming ideas the website for the drive gives you. I would rather see my dad loose out on $300 rather than $300 and months worth of information. Than again, shame on you dad though I do want to help him. Lol
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Old 11-09-2007, 09:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Let's say that you just plug it in .. right away, does it try to spin up and then fail? Or does it spin up for a while and then fail? LOL I guess what I'm trying to ask is... how many seconds does it take before the clicking starts? It's most likely dead... but the question was asked because there may be a way to extract some of the data off using a lower level recovery program.
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It starts up like a normal hard drive runs fine for a second or two then starts intervals of clicking. The computer trys to recognize it and sometimes does but other times the post screen hangs cause of it and windows/linux doesnt know what to do with it. My dad said it once came up as the hard drive manufacturer but he couldnt do anything to it.
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