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Old 03-06-2008, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default Unrecognizable Hard Drive --- 5000 Songs lost

Hello,

I am doing this for my brother, who had an unfortunate accident recently. He had over 5,000 songs on an external HD, hooked up via USB to his Mac (the drive is Mac compatible, of course, only, cannot be tested on a PC). His computer froze, so he shut it down, and then turned off the drive and booted it all back on. He's done this in the past, but, this time, the Mac will not recognize the HD. He's tried to unplug it, re-plug it, messed with the computer and such, and it simply won't show up. The light on the top isn't on, but, it is still running. Anyone know what could be wrong?

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Old 03-06-2008, 08:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: Unrecognizable Hard Drive --- 5000 Songs lost

I Think your best bet would to be to take it too a hardrive specialist that specializes in data recovery,Becasue i think that the hardrive may have become corrupt or that the interal power supply has stuffed up.
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dont write the hard drive off yet. take it out of the external enclosure and install it in a computer. i have had 2 externals do this before. most externals just dont last for whatever reason. i have had good sucess with vantec enclosures however if it ends up that it is indeed the enclosure
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:57 AM   #4
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i might of read this wrong but jvz he had 5k songs on why would he install over it?

anyway, download some date recovery s#@%
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Default Re: Unrecognizable Hard Drive --- 5000 Songs lost

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dont write the hard drive off yet. take it out of the external enclosure and install it in a computer. i have had 2 externals do this before. most externals just dont last for whatever reason. i have had good sucess with vantec enclosures however if it ends up that it is indeed the enclosure
Odds are that will fix it. Like the post above I see lots of cases at work of bad enclosures causing drive to appear to need formatting or "lose" data. Plugging them in internaly usually shows a usable, good hard drive.


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Hmm...I dunno, not removing a drive the right way can result in data loss. I've seen it happen before. Try installing it as a slave in the computer and get some data recovery software and see what you can do.
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Old 03-08-2008, 02:47 PM   #7
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send it to a data recovery pro.

im still waiting till bd-rw drives become cheap, then i'ma backup all my 4000-something songs on blurays, so they wont die randomly (damn you hard drives)
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