Silentghost187: @Hurricaaane how did you get to read on the pc
Action: @MusicGaming1 That was an IT joke. A lot of times when people have any kind of problem whatsoever, tech support always tells you to first restart your router/computer.
MusicGaming1: @huggybear4sh router? how can the router be the problem?
Plaster Master: @Hurricaaane i had this too, just remove it from the external case and put in the computer and YAY no danm clicks anymore
Action: Have you tried restarting your router?
Hurricaaane: @Vitaminous I can't afford RAID hardware setups, but I know about them. I have digital copies of most of my projects (Cloud backups, SVNs, etc.) but not of my videos or photos nor minor collections of files.
I'm processing the HDD, it's not dead but there are some malfunctions, although data does not seem to be corrupted. However, data access seem to lag, as if the drive suddenly loses track and it needs to readjust back. Backups are hard to perform in these conditions.
Zemnmez: Check the pins that connect the miniUSB socket to the USB to SATA board.
Then check the SATA to USB module is slotted in properly.
Then remove the module and try using a SATA jumper connected directly to the bus.
If it is then recognised, try recovering the data with forefront.
fany hwang: Man,that sucks.
I hope you find a fix soon.
sonik121: Damn, i wouldnt know a way to help you but i hope that you get all your data back.
BatIgorIsOne: Inspired me to make a backup of my data.
nortzt: NOW yer freaked
Ben Stephens: Its dead i had the same problem
MythicLlama: Just try a new hard drive enclosure at a local electronics store. Make sure it's the same form factor and connection before you purchase though, if you're unsure you can show the drive to an employee and they should give you the correct one.
RealmofJocken: This has happened to three HDD's of mine, in a period of late 2009 to late 2010. Recently I received my fourth one as well as a new motherboard, since it turned out that somehow my motherboard was crashing my HDD's. Now of course, none of my HDD's were external, they were all the main one I used for my comp. Chances are that your HDD has crashed, since these are the same symptoms I received.
Sam Thornton: @Hurricaaane I really hope it works D:
This happened to my laptop; overheated hdd and then couldn't read it. Although I did hear that you can recover dead HDDs if you have the right equipment.
Good luck :D
Hurricaaane: @MrDeadlyOctopus I'll try it soon. I hope it will work, I mean, this external hard drive holds more data than my gaming computer holds.
Sam Thornton: crap dude. You tried plugging the HDD straight into the PC?
MaGGoT4th: That Sucks
Hurricaaane: The HDD is NOT detected in the device list. It doesn't even show up as an unknown device.
I have no idea whether it's the HDD hub that stopped working, or the HDD itself. The drive is NOT detected at all in the device list.
How it stopped working: I was wondering why my external HDD didn't show up, so I moved the HDD around, and at some point the drive icon and name were found, but then disappeared, and it has stopped working.
Admiral Hippie: wut
Iomega external HDD out-of-order, blinking white light5
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