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post #1 of 9
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I was just getting ready to move data from a misplaced external to another newer one, but when I plugged it in, I hear no drive spinning up, and this is what Windows looks like when I go to install it. Please don't tell me my drive is gone forever. I really need to get these files off.

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post #2 of 9
Have you tried sata port/power instead of the esata connection (Not sure how you have it hooked up right now. esata, usb?)
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post #3 of 9
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I've tried on both USB and Firewire, both drivers have odd spacing and characters and I don't here the drive spinning, so I'm praying that it's just the enclosure, even though the lights on it work (It's an old WD combo drive with the cathodes on the side).
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post #4 of 9
If it were me, I'd crack it open and try the standard sata ports. May just be the enclosures not giving drive power anymore....
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post #5 of 9
Have you tried hooking it up to another computer?
post #6 of 9
if rma is not possible it open it up and plug the drive directly to the motherboard. I've had the same experience with a buffalo enclosure. still working to this day on my htpc but I did notice it runs a bit slower than normal though. still usable as a storage drive for my media
post #7 of 9
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The problem now is this enclosure. It really meant to be opened. I can't figure out how to get it open safely without a hammer and a chisel. That might be the only option right now. It's not like the enclosure is any good anymore. It lasted nearly 10 years though.
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post #8 of 9
Did you have any luck with this? What's the model # of the drive/enclosure? It will open, most likely without the hammer tongue.gif If it's that old, it may be an ide interface drive.
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post #9 of 9
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Sorry for the lack of response, I (after far too long trying to crack the enclosure open) figured out how to properly open it (redface.gif) got the drive out, and then said some words that would be frowned upon my the mod team (wink.gif), got the IDE/SATA to USB adapter I got a few years ago, it worked just right, got the files I needed off of it, and all is well. Thanks for the help all. I never would have thought that the enclosure would be bad, just because everything on it (namely the cathodes and status light) was working except the drive.
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