Hard Drive Failure
I have a MacBook Pro and in order to get the best amount of storage I bought a Hitachi LS-1000-EMA 1TB Simpledrive online that would allow me to take it on the go with me along with the MacBook. It was a great price and looked the business and I was well pleased with it when I unboxed it. Indeed when I connected it to my MacBook all went swimmingly and I thought I had made a good purchase. Sadly though within about a week the drive was asking to be reformatted every time I attached it to the MacBook and I’m in danger of losing all of my important files as I began saving them to the Hitachi as soon as I started using it. It’s my own fault you might say because I am using this drive as additional storage as opposed to a backup and now I have the choice of returning the drive to the company I bought it off online (they’ve been very good and said I can have my money or a refund) but I will lose the files I have saved. I need them as there are Photoshop images among them from a family christening so I need to find a way of accessing the drive. Is there a way of doing it?
I own a 1TB HGST Touro Mobile MX3 external drive that has been good to me and has allowed me to store a lot of personal data that I take away with me when I travel aboard. As I travel a lot I wanted something compact and something that worked off the power of whatever I plugged it into and the Touro was recommended to me. I now find myself with an external hard drive that will not power up regardless of what machine or USB capable device I plug it into. I don’t know what to do because I have a lot of statistical data on it that I really must get at. Lately when I plug the drive in the power light comes on but that’s it. Any computer I attach it to just doesn’t register it and I’m stuck. The last computer it functioned on was a work’s computer operating Vista and I downed it correctly so that the drive slowed to a stop before I disconnected it although it did make some clicking sounds a couple of times. I rebooted it again and the same thing happened and now the noise is getting louder but there is nothing happening with the drive at all. I’ve got mega amounts of data I need to get at and could really do with some advice.