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Help! Dropped My Hard Drive!

By FantomX ·
I have an old Hitachi drive in a Mad Dog external enclosure, and recently I've been using it a lot to transfer files between computers, so I don't always have it sitting in a safe place. Anyway, as stupid as I am, I kicked it off my bed onto a tile floor, twice. The first time, I just picked it back up and it worked fine. The second time, it just stopped working. The computer won't recognize the drive. The light on the front of the enclosure is supposed to turn blue when the drive is ready to be used, but the light just stays purple, like it's trying to prepare the drive to be used. I tried putting it in a desktop, and the desktop wouldn't boot past the manufacturer's logo page.

However, the weird thing is, the hard drive sounds like it's spinning normally. There are no noises that weren't present before. There's a little grinding noise when the drive first starts spinning, but that's been happening since I've had the drive. After that, it just spins like it normally does.

What's wrong with this drive? If it's dead, that's not really a big deal, but I would really like the data off of it. I have a lot of movies and TV shows that I wanted to keep. Luckily my music wasn't on there, but still, it sucks that I may have lost those videos.

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