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I have a Maxtor Ultra 16 300GB internal hard drive. I have a bunch of stuff on it and all of a sudden it stops working<img src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Mad" class="inlineimg" /> ! When I plug it in the computer when the computer is off, then restart it, it won't boot up because of the Hard drive but it is spinning. Then I tried to put it in an incloser kit and the incloser kit can't even run it...it just makes a high pitched squeal! What do i do?
 

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You could try putting it in the freezer overnight. That might only make it work for a couple hours.
 

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That never worked for me. Out of about 10 HDDs.<br />
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Could try putting it as a slave in a secondary PC if you haven't already.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">You could try putting it in the freezer overnight. That might only make it work for a couple hours.</div>

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</div>How would that help?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">That never worked for me. Out of about 10 HDDs.<br />
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Could try putting it as a slave in a secondary PC if you haven't already.</div>

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</div>thanks, I already tried it, no luck...<img src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Mad" class="inlineimg" />
 

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OK WHAT EVER....I went ahead and filed out an RMA request.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">OK WHAT EVER....I went ahead and filed out an RMA request.</div>
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Yeah..you go girlfriend! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)">
 

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Don't buy Maxtor or Toshiba or Hitachi. I've had about 10-15 drives fail on me in a dry, room-temperature enviorment! My Seagates and WDs on the other hand have been the most reliable. I haven't had to replace a drive from them yet!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Don't buy Maxtor or Toshiba or Hitachi. I've had about 10-15 drives fail on me in a dry, room-temperature enviorment! My Seagates and WDs on the other hand have been the most reliable. I haven't had to replace a drive from them yet!</div>
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Maxtor normally has good drives, the only drives that have ever failed on me were WD. Seagate is awesome, and I believe they own maxtor now. Either way best of luck, hope it wasn't irreplacable information. I lost 30gb of family photo's that I hadn't backed up to a WD drive that was only 2 months old. Was about a year ago, wasn't very fun.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Mate thats a sign of a dying HDD. I would really RMA before it dies mate.</div>
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It already died. Does the S.M.A.R.T. program help tell you when your HDD will die?
 
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