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i was going for the simple answer...I meant the head unit. It was a Hail Mary and i knew it. Complete and total waste of time and effort. On a positive note, it was the very last Seagate I ever used and I am more than happy to say that all 8 of the Western Digital Hdd's i have bought since are running flawlessly.i realize all drives fail at some point, but my personal experience with Seagate was just ridiculously bad and I'm never buying another one...not ever! I really liked the hybrid XT drives but both ground themselves to a nasty death within a year. why go through the RMA hassle for the same low quality crap? no thanks.

Interesting. Western Digital is on my personal blacklist of HDD's (at least for externals), due to drive failures and actively make it difficult to recover (unique bios chips per HDD mad.gif)
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You cant see the bad drive in windows when you have it connected to your desktop?
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Does the HDD show up in the bios?
    
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if it wont work seal it in a sandwedge bag and and seal that bag in another than freeze it and than plug it in and it might work read that in a pc mag
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it is only a verry verry short tearm fix
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if it wont work seal it in a sandwedge bag and and seal that bag in another than freeze it and than plug it in and it might work read that in a pc mag

That's really an hail marry with a cherry on top. Its the absolute last ditch effort before you throw a drive in the trash. At least I personally would't not even consider it as long as there is even the tiniest bit of life in the drive.
    
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That's really an hail marry with a cherry on top. Its the absolute last ditch effort before you throw a drive in the trash. At least I personally would't not even consider it as long as there is even the tiniest bit of life in the drive.
lol mee too and if it was lots of data what than dice allaround the drive lol
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Seek a professional if the data is really important. Of course, a real professional will respect your privacy, just like a doctor would. That is, assuming they are real professionals, and assuming the data on your HDD isn't Cheese Pizza. thumb.gif
    
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I managed to recover a 250GB WD HDD (sporadic click of death and I/O errors) that was almost full by only attempting to recover data while it was cold. Putting the HDD for a few minutes on the freezer (sealed) just to get cold enough.

 

As soon as I began to click and throw errors at me... cool down then back to the freezer. Recovered about 90% of the data. :)

 

 

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