how can I backup or save data from a defective external USB harddrive?
Posted on 2013-01-24
Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,
Yesterday, I was alarmed to find out my external USB 256GB harddrive has become defective. While I do have a backup of some of the end user files on the harddrive, there are many things which do need to be saved if possible. Basically, the power light on the external USB harddrive does come on; I do hear a noise inside the external encasement which seems to indicate the drive itself is trying to load the data. Unfortunately, it never fully loads the data; the drive letter for it never appears within the Control Panel of Windows 7.
In closing, I know I have merely outlined the actual problem which is before me. If more information is needed, I will certainly reply back right away. In the meantime, I truly hope someone can give me some suggestions or tips for saving my data on this external USB harddrive. By the way, I have purchased a new 1TB external USB hardrive just in case there might be a way of accomplishing the goal of backing up the data on this harddrive. If other hardware or software is needed, I will certainly purchase it. That will not be a problem. At the moment, my main concern is saving the data.
I look forward to hearing back from everyone regarding this very important concern.