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lafortse

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I loaded everything that I had onto my external hard drive to free some space. Just as I finished, I knocked my external drive over and it hit the floor. Now it comes on and blinks off, off and on. I can hear it roaring but my computer won't recognize it. Will I be able to get my information off the drive or is it just a total lost. Thanks

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I read in a blog to try and put the drive in the freezer then try it again, Also to try pluging it into another computer.
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Almost any data can be saved depending on what you are willing to pay. Your HD is damaged physically which means that extracting the data may cost a lot (as opposed to logic damage, like accidental delete or corrupted file tables, which are much easier to fix).

Whatever the case this disk must be replaced. If you only have backups on it and the original files exist and can be backed up again, your best option is to discard the disk and buy another one.
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