wd hard drive not working

October 31, 2013 at 22:00:52
Specs: Windows 7
when powered the drive buzzes for a few seconds and stops then repeats the buzz
Hard drive is not recognized by the computer.

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November 1, 2013 at 00:07:31
You can verify its cables are in good condition and tightly connected but it likely needs to be replaced.

When you say it's not recognized by the computer, do you mean it's an internal drive and the bios doesn't see it or it's an external drive and the OS doesn't see it?

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November 1, 2013 at 00:25:23
Probably (you guessed it...) a faulty hard drive.
I'm guessing it's a 3.5" desktop-type HDD, not a laptop or portable external drive?

Any chance of plugging it into an external caddy and see if it spins up and is recognizes by another PC? That way you'll know for definite where the fault lies.

It's most likely to be the HDD itself. If so there's a chance you've lost all the data on it, (unless you already backed it up), or else opt for an expensive, specialist data recovery company to take a look at it.

You could always try the old freezer trick. Sounds daft, but if it's definitely the drive, what's to lose by it?

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