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WD hard drive makes connection noise but doesnt show up

by slinky_crazy / March 26, 2011 8:51 PM PDT

My 1tb western digital hard drive has decided to stop working, I normally back up all of my files twice on seperate hard drives but have just come back from a month travelling and my pictures were, unfortunately, all on this one. There is around 500gig on it but the photos are all im bothered about.

Iv taken it to a computer shop who checked to see whether it was a fault with the casing, it wasn't. They say the fault is with the drive and have put me in contact with a data recovery company. The data recovery is being quoted at upwards of

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2011 12:38 AM PDT

Are titles that are free, or free to try if they work (trials) and more.

But your post confuses me a little. If this was a backup drive, why would we need to recover files? I can guess that you meant you used it for storage instead of backup.

Good luck with the titles from the forum's top post or sticky.

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Well i have read and read and researched, supposdly you have to like plug in the drive to the computer and then power off everything from any wall socket, then reboot the computer, and it should kind of like remember that the drive was there at some point and somehow come back to normal. Im on the same boat right now with my flash drive, it doesnt want to be recognized at all because i hit it by mistake with my knee while it was connected and now it doesnt want to showup anywhere, these things are cheap but what we save in them is not! I have a lot of edited pictures from my art class in this one, and is killing me right now because i may have lost them.

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