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External Hardrive Failure


Caine57

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I have a Maxtor Basics 500GB external hard drive nearly three years old and just noticed today that it wasn't showing up on my desktop. The light is on as normal and I can hear the drive powering up and spinning but the pc doesn't detect it. I've checked cables, used different USB sockets etc and no luck. Is the fact that I can hear the disc hopeful? I have an almost full back up on a WD Ext drive but have lost some recent documents and a bank account programme file, so not a complete disaster.

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KRONOS the First

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It might be just the caddy thats knackered.You could remove the hard-drive from the caddy and connect it directly to the PC either by opening up the case and using a data cable and power connector, or get yourself an USB adapter, Click here. Or try another caddy to see if you still have access to the hard-drive.

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