I have a toshiba 500g hard drive that stoped working the other day.It's getting power and it sounds if it's not spinning can anything be done with it? There is also a ticking noise coming out of it please help i need to get family photos of it
I would also recommend checking on Seagate's or Western Digital's web page to see if its still under warranty. (or who ever made the hard drive)
You will have to pay for shipping and handling also the hassle of packaging it the right way, but for like 5$ you can get one of those shipping boxes at the post office and get a replacement for that price.
So while your data may be gone and your hard drive may be dead, you may qualify for a cheap replacement.
Now lest you think "oh this drive is way over a year old there is no way its covered" most drives have crazy 3-5 year warranties.