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Advice with faulty drives

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I have a toshiba hard drive external. i’ve put it in a metal case for 7 years. a week ago i drop it on the floor and the top part came off, i put it in a computer it worked then i taken it out and put it in again but the light comes on the harddrive, you can hear the spin inside and connection noise on the computer but it does not appear on my laptop any more.

I use an external hard drive to store all my files on for my small business as my MacBook Air has a tiny storage. The external hard drive showed up with an error about 1 week ago saying that no files could be altered but could be opened then a day later the drive would even appear in the finder window, i.e. it would communicate with the mac. I would be REALLY happy if you could get my files off the external drive and onto a new one for me. Is that possible and if so what would that cost?

My seagate expansion desktop hardrive slipped off my sofa did fall from a high height and landed flat slide and it was already on its flat side, it was connected to my laptop but not in use so files being transferred etc. Anyway afterwards it said it had been disconnected or eject incorrectly. I plugged it back in and it just beeps laptop doesn’t find it either. I have a lot of raw files on there from weddings I am yet to edit this is my backup drive and I was due to do another back up this week the images on there are my only copies so desperately need to get the files off there. I am hoping this is just a mechanical malfunction and eh files are retrievable.

A Seagate laptop hard driveI’m really sorry to contact you but I’m having serious problems with my hard drive and finding spare parts has been almost impossible. I’m not even sure what I am looking for, i think it’s a 3.5′ portable hard drive (seagate) and initially it was makin a beep……beep……beep sound. I did the stupid thing of reading a YouTube guide and taking it apart myself. The arm (?) had gotten stuck so I slowly span the disk and softly prised the arm back into place. Now when I turn it on it makes the sound that it is recognised in the computer but no drive comes up even with disk management open. The arm flicks wildly back and forth and then it gives up after about 2 seconds but the disk itself spins. I didn’t know if replacing the arm would work, i honestly have no clue with things like this. please if you can suggest anything that would be amazing. If I have buggered it then please just let me know that too, I know it’s hard to make a decision without seeing it but you guys seem to be the people I need to speak too.

Written by Betty

September 27th, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Advice with hard drives and dds tapes

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DDS Tapes
We currently have around 100 DDS-1, DDS-2 and DDS-3 tapes (and a couple of DAT72) which we cannot access due to hardware incompatibility. We would like to use your data migration service to move the data on the tapes to a hard drive that will be sent back to us.
If possible could I have a quote for much this type of migration would cost.

We don’t retrieve the information from DDS tapes ourselves but recommend you look at other pages on this blog for advice on what to do and where to go for the service you require.

Maxtor [Mxator] Data Recovery
I have rather an old Mxator 250gb portable external harddrive. I had upgraded, but the new one didn’t work with my mac so I’ve recently reverted to the old one. A few days ago the charger cable was jolted out of the device, and when I turned it back on several folders are showing as files, with no content. I’m a photographer, and many of the folders contained images from either recent work or just the past 10 years which I’d really love back! Hard drive is making clicking noise but i cant get anything from it. I need to recover pictures.

I have got a removable hardrive that’s making a ticking noise and is not being recognised when plugged into a computer.

Had to format pc ..(Which is done )when I plugged in External hard drive it came up as” do you wish to format” i have not because on trying data recovery programs which are no good Can not open it it says full no sp[ace left
ALL my files show up but do not show in explorer It has every valuable information I have

I have a Hitachi 1TB external hard drive. The connection port has become dislodged and lost inside the casing, meaning I cannot connect it to another device to retrieve the data. I’m either looking for a complete fix of the device or a transfer of the data onto another device.

We have an external hard drive that has stopped working. It’s mac formatted and we have tried it on several mac laptops to no avail. Please can you give me a rough estimate of costs to recover the files please?

Drive was part of buffalo linkstation not been used for long time. Buffalo software not recognising drive. When removed from linkstation drive is showing multiple partitions with no data

I put files from my mac onto a hard drive, i then deleted the files from my mac once it was on the hard drive. i then transferred the pictures onto another hard drive and deleted them from the other hard drive and now i cant see all my folders i made on my mac on my hard drive. is there any chance of retrieving these? there is about 30 folders of pictures missing. im hoping you can retreve these either from my mac or my hard drive?

Written by Betty

September 10th, 2017 at 4:53 pm