External HD Western Digital not recognized

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  1. esumitkumar

    esumitkumar Call me Sumit

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    Hi

    I have 250 GB WD HDD with USB connectivity only. I had accidentally dropped it on the floor. After that , my laptop isnt detecting it. HDD has got white light connector that shows its activity. While connecting to lappu, its on but still lappu cant recognize ??

    Any solution to this prob :(

    Thanks
    Sumit
     
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    After connecting your HDD, first listen whether its making any rough sound. If yes then the platters of HDD have gone bad.

    Else if you are professional enough, then try to open the case & verify the power & USB connections.
     
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    Thanks..but active@killdisk has taken around 3-4 hrs and still stuck at 9% ..yuckssss :( ..wat to do now
     
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    hmm...mine took 7 hours....before getting corrupted there was only 4gb of space left (in the usable 465gb)...3-4 hrs & 9% is actually really slow...but wait & see
     
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    even i have the same problem with the 60 gb external hard disk of mine
     
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    esumitkumar Call me Sumit

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    I left the laptop open in morning, went to office and at evening wat i saw !!!!!

    STILL STUCK at 11 % ...... :x

    wat to do now ..Easus recovery wizard and active@killidisk doesnt help

    Should I take my HD to some professional hard disk services or what ?
     
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    If you don't want situation to become worse:shock:, better go to some affordable professional or buy a new one once all R&D finishes.:???:
     
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    cant buy a new one since it costs damn 4k :(
    anybody can recommend professional HD services in GGN/Delhi ?
     
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    Hey, if u still ahve warranty on that drive, contact WD. Their service center is in Delhi only.
    They have an option for Data Recovery too.
    Well, in my case I had not opted for it, so don't know the charges, but they have.

    And, u may like to go through this thread:-
    http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=119625
    (this was also a WD drive, and crashed without any reason)
     
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    esumitkumar Call me Sumit

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    Talked to some vendors in GGN like http://www.entertechindia.com/ and StellarInfo in GGN

    They are saying charges of 11000/- if physically opening HD to recover :cry::cry::cry:

    If not opening and recovering by software then 4000-5000/- :cry::cry::cry:

    Better to buy a new HD !!!! :twisted:
     
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    rhitwick Democracy is a myth

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    Did u check the clients of StellarInfo....they include Capgemini, Accenture:shock:

    Now u guess, how much they would charge u per MB data recovery ;-)
     
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    @Rhitwick..This WD drive I bought in US so I guess no guarantee in INdia :(

    Seen ur thread ..cant beleive u r such a genuine collector like me..Well I lost 150GB of my collection and my onsite photos (might be in my desktop so have to see...)
     
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