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by t_bell40 / April 2, 2011 12:09 AM PDT

I just got a dell d630 and am trying to get all up to speed from my old computer. I have a external 500g hard drive that i moved to a different usb port and all of a sudden it is dead.
Does anyone know what is up with that ??????

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Re: dead drive
by Kees Bakker / April 2, 2011 12:21 AM PDT
In reply to: all of a sudden

Maybe the USB port is dead. But you know have 2 computers with different front and back ports to try. If all fail, it's dead indeed.

The things to try:
1. A new enclosure for the drive
2. A new drive

Luckily, we always advise our members to never have their ONLY copy of data on any device, let alone an external drive, so - if you followed that advicer - you lose no data.


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thanks for the reply
by t_bell40 / April 4, 2011 4:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: dead drive

i got the external drive back up. All is well at this point in time. I am looking into off site storage right now. Thanks again., Tim

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