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USB Hardrive failure

by wcompton / September 16, 2004 11:32 PM PDT

THe 80 GIG USB hardrive I used to store music and pictures quit working. I removed the drive and connedted to a power supply. THe drive will not spin up. Anyone have any idea how to recover the data on suc a device??

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Re: USB Hardrive failure (no spin)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 16, 2004 11:39 PM PDT
In reply to: USB Hardrive failure

If you are convinced the external supply is supplying power (some don't!) then you look at ...


PS. Another poster-person about "hard disks are temporary storage".

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(no spin)
by reefurbb / September 17, 2004 12:22 AM PDT

Don't you have to have the IDE ribbon as well as power plug before Hdd will spin up?

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Not here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2004 12:47 AM PDT
In reply to: (no spin)

All my good PATA IDE drives spin up on a good power source.

I have some SCSI drives that need to be sent a "spinup" command, but a jumper can change that.


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