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Dead External Hard Drive

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Ok, here it is, the same old story.

I had a nice 500gb Iomega external hard drive equipped with a Seagate Barracuda 7200 that was working perfectly until it fell off of a table. It will turn on, but makes a horrible spinning/grinding noise. The HD is physically intact and the light still comes on. It won't be recognised by the computer any more.

I have no problems with replacing it, but it had around 200 GB of stuff on it that i now no longer have.

So whats the verdict? Is there anything i can do?

Thanks in advance.
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Only thing you can do is take it to a Data Recovery Specialist and have them recover the data for you. Keep in mind that this is a very costly endeavor, often ranging in the $900+ range, so make absolutely certain that you can't live without the data on the drive before investing that kind of money.
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