Hard drive beeps, not seen by computer
Posted 08 November 2014 - 11:27 PM
Posted 09 November 2014 - 03:37 AM
You will hopefully be pleased to hear that we will not suggest that you pay out hundreds of dollars, drop kick or freeze the drive.
There is possibly a problem with the HDD itself but it could also be the USB port on the HDD housing, if this is the case you could remove the HDD and use either a USB or HDD enclosure to see if you can access the drive.
You mention that you have tried Windows based recovery software, we will suggest an alternative if you let us know which way you wish to proceed as in testing the drive or data recovery first, I suggest that the latter is done first as testing a flaky HDD can cause it to fail completely.
NB: So that I can confirm that you have received notification of my reply to your topic please click on the Follow this topic tab at the upper right corner of the page.
Posted 09 November 2014 - 09:45 PM
I have removed the drive from the plastic casing. I have also removed the SATA-to-USB converter piece that sits inside the casing. I have then connected it to (multiple) computers via a SATA-to-USB cable, which plugs into the computers' USB drives. Didn't do anything.
Thanks for the suggestion, though. What would you suggest I try next?
BTW: I don't know if this is what you meant, but I have connected the drive to my computers at least a couple dozen times since it stopped working, trying one possible solution or another. Are you saying this will probably have damaged the drive?
Edit: I apologize, I meant to say that the drive does show up in Device Manager but not Disk Management.
Edited by jholla, 09 November 2014 - 10:07 PM.
Posted 09 November 2014 - 11:53 PM
Have you tried the following. Be sure to turn off the PSU and take anti static measures before working on a computer.
Connect directly to a SATA port from the MB use a SATA cable and a SATA power cable? then see if it is detected in the BIOS, Device Manager and Disk Management.
Posted 10 November 2014 - 04:27 PM
I have not connected it to the motherboard with a SATA cable. I don't have a SATA cable. I see they're pretty cheap on Ebay. I'll order one.
Posted 10 November 2014 - 09:15 PM
You will have a spare SATA power plug from the PSU. You can temporally disconnect the SATA signal cable from the DVD and connect to the HDD and if it does work, then buy a cable as you may need the Optical drive while troubleshooting.
Posted 30 November 2014 - 06:35 AM
Have you solved your problem yet, or need more help? An update would be appreciated.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users