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I bought this external FireWire drive which contains a Western Digital 120Gig drive and now when I turn it on it makes a recursive noise as if it is seeking a sector and not finding it...  Any hope???  I have lots of important data on it!  It was a backup for many of my critical files...  Help!


Dennis Kean
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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Hello DennisKean =)

If data is important to u, then i will advise u to slave this drive in another system, and use one of the tools below from primary drive to check if u can save ur data !!!!

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PC Inspector:
http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm

GetDataBack:
http://www.runtime.org/

Restoration:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html

Recover and Restore Deleted Files:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/REST2514.EXE

Other Data Recovery Tools:
http://www.webattack.com/Freeware/system/fwdatarecovery.shtml

OR Take a look at this comprehensive list of file/data recovery programs and services, sorted by CrazyOne :)
http://crazyone.tekmasters.com/datarecovery.html
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!! GOOD LUCK !!
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by:cyrnel
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Dennis, good comments so far.

Out of curiosity is it externally powered or powered from the host? Have you tried powering it up with a separate power brick or just connecting to another system?

I've run into several FireWire drives that took more power than available from the host interface. The result looked like a disaster. Lights on, seek, lights off. Repeat. Powering them up with an external source or using a better host controller took care of the problem.

Dave
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by:DennisKean
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It is externally powered and I am in the process of copying the files at the present.  That was a great set of tips from SheharyaarSaahil.  Thanx for your concern cyrnel, but the problem was solved already, it is just that I was extatic and jubilating that I was able to recover some of the important files and I forgot to accept the answer.  

I know about borrowing power from an overloaded PC and I always make sure to have a huge overkill of power on my PCs.  Good thinking, though and thanx... Dave.

Most importantly, my thanx to SheharyaarSaahil.  Your tips have helped me recover my critical data.  And while thanking you, let me not forget to send a ton of boos to IBM for always disappointing me with their crappy drives.  Every IBM drive I own has failed within three years!  Great job IBM!  Phtew!  

Take care guys!


Dennis Kean
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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glad i cud help u in saving ur important data ^_^

!! Good Luck !!
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Good deal! Congrats!
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