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Old 10-12-2007, 11:50 PM   #1
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I was just defragmenting my hard drive and all of a sudden the drive just starting making one continuous click every 1 second or so; it sounded like it was stuck. I'm pretty sure it failed. You don't think I lost any of my data do you? Becuase right when I heard it start making that noise I shut the computer off. Now when I turn the computer on, it doesn't even detect the drive and the drive just starts making the continuous click again. It's a 250gb 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda drive. I really hope I didn't loose any data on the drive, because it was all pretty important.
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Old 10-13-2007, 01:00 AM   #2
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1. yea the reading mechanism probably failed
2. you basically lost all your data, unless you want to pay 1000 dollars for some company to put the discs inside the drive into another drive
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Old 10-13-2007, 01:05 AM   #3
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Well I'm really bummed out right now; I have the hard drive in the freezer and I'm gonna leave it in there overnight. Maybe I can get some running time out of it so I can recover some stuff. At least all of my pictures are backed up and mos t of my music. It's a Seagate and it's still under warranty, so I'm sure Seagate will give me a new drive.
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Old 10-13-2007, 01:10 AM   #4
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Very good lesson there for you to use in the future. BACK UP YOUR FILES.
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Old 10-13-2007, 01:24 AM   #5
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It doesn't hurt to try the freezer thing does it?
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Old 10-13-2007, 01:33 AM   #6
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nahh, wont make it any worse. i tried the freezer thing before, and it worked for like 5 minutes.
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tried that before with a HDD that was in an xbox that was dropped down a full flight of stairs, didnt work at all.
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Maybe I can get just enough running time out of it to copy all of the important data onto my other hd or something.
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tried that before with a HDD that was in an xbox that was dropped down a full flight of stairs, didnt work at all.
That's a slightly different situation....
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lets hope so
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