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Beeping Noise After External Hard Drive Dropped How To Recover Data

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January 27, 2014 6:06:05 AM

Hey guys,

I have a 4TB Seagate Backup Plus External Hard Drive which dropped off my desk. I plugged in my External hard drive and I am getting a beeping noise and I can't access the drive on my PC. It is showing up in Computer Management but no options are click able. I have important files on the hard drive. I very much want to recover the data. What should I do?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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a c 303 G Storage
January 27, 2014 6:46:06 AM

Hard drives don't like being dropped, they can tolerate a drop of a few inches but nothing greater than that.
Test it with SeaTools for Windows using the long/extended test, to see if it has sustained permanent damage:

You should always save your important files on at least two separate hard drives in case one fails or gets dropped
January 27, 2014 10:25:22 PM

Thanks for the help. Unforunately I can't access the drive.