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So, I had a couple year old SimpleDrive 250GB external hard drive, had some business backup files on it as well as just newly recorded gameplay footage for a project ive been working on. Was transferring the files to my friends external at the time, and another person in the vicinity was screwing around, hit the cables by mistake, and sent it flying mid-transfer.

It turns on, and plugs in, but now sounds like its hiccuping/chirping and is no longer recognized.

Tell me OCN, is this seriously the end for this external or is there someway I could possibly save any of the files? More specifically the business related files if possible.
Edited by Karasu - 11/1/11 at 11:58am
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Yeah it's probably dead if you were transferring files when it fell.

Sorry... =[

You could try popping it out of the enclosure and putting it in your PC. That's really the only way I know of that might get the files off of the drive.
I hope you saved that project in multiple spots =X

Sorry I can't be more helpful...
Edited by Wheezo - 11/3/11 at 5:10am
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The heads are dragging on the platter. ( chirping )
Edited by Xinoxide - 11/1/11 at 12:16pm
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