Today my external HDD with some fairly valueble Production data just dont want to pick up.
Ok, firstly i got a Samsung External HDD the HDD model is HD204UI.
I tested it on my PC as a internal, in its original External Enclosure and in a backup enclosure i have. The same on all three conditions.
To describe the sound its 10 longish (3-5 seconds) low beeps.
Does anyone know what's happening and if my drive is dead.
Can I retrieve anything and how?
If anyone needs a recording of the sound ill put one up..
Yeah it sounds like something is not working at all, I would be very impressed if anything can be retrieved from the drive.
If you MUST have the data, a mechanical problem can usually be fixed (by scientists, not you), but it may be very labor intensive. I've seen the bill on a complete CSI tear down and reassemble and it was thousands of dollars. But it might not hurt to get the opinion of a data retriever.
That sounds like the motor is stuck, or shorted, I think I hear the PWM controller, trying to spin up the drive and then sense that it is not working (not rotating) and pause for cooldown and then try again...
Maybe the bearings are damaged (stuck). Anyways I don't think there is any afordable permanant solution to this problem.