FriendsNews header search

External Hard Drive Gone Bad

by bill - 2009-01-04 ( education / tech / computers / hardware ) [html version] rebuild (235)

PROBLEM: I haven't totally written it off as dead, but my back-up external drive that holds 500gigs won't power on now. I made a back-up of all the data maybe a month ago, but there are some things I must have missed. In case I can't power it on, is there a way to read it if I take it apart, or something? The brand is probably Western Digital, since it has WD on it. - Doug

SOLUTION: If it's worth the expense, you might send it to GillWare, a company I've used successfully in the past. I don't know what those WD drives look like on the inside, but you might be able to use something that I use. It's a USB2 to IDE SATA cable. I just depends what sort of connections that drive has available once you pry the cover off.

If/when you recover your most precious files, try this online backup system called Nordic Backup.

blog versionsimilar posts here... and elsewhere

We enjoy free speech. Try not to offend, but feel free to be offended.
Leave a new comment regarding "external-hard-drive-gone-bad":

rebuild (235)


Computer Savior | Dievna Photography | FriendNews | FriendsNews | FriendsNews Blog | HepYa | Holmes Family Newsletter | Homespun News | Lazy Pug Cafe | MyFriends Blog | Nashville Computer Help | Tara's Faves | Test FriendsNews | William Arthur Holmes