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Help I dropped my seagate external hardrive

Last response: in Storage
August 27, 2012 1:25:48 PM

I dropped my seagate hard drive from about 1 foot from a wooden floor. When I plugged it in makes the sound like its going to start up but then sounds a little different like a click or two and stops and is quiet. The light is still on the front of it. What should I do? Its a seagate goflex
a b G Storage
August 31, 2012 12:49:12 AM

It is broken.

If you remove the drive from it's external enclosure and stick the drive in you freezer and freeze it, you maybe able to run a "bare metal recovery"

Once the drive is frozen, stick it into the computer and run your recovery software immediately. you maybe able to recover data off the drive before it warms up

a few apps I've used to recover data from broken disks:

Redo Backup ( )

Ubuntu Rescue Remix ( )

R-Drive Image ( )

@Active Partition Recovery ( )
August 31, 2012 12:59:56 PM

If u need to recovery files stored in the hard drive, here is a freeware which can help u: http://freeware-recovery.blogspot. [...] overy.html plenty of articles about data recovery and maybe u can find similar situatuion and solution there, the freeware is quite simple and powerful, u can easily handle it.