Broken external drive, pc doesn't detect it.
My computer seems unable to detect my external HD.
I noticed in the past that when i only had a usb connection and no power, it had a flashing light and it no longer has this behavior so I think the hd works but the connection is somehow broken.
Its still under guarantee i guess (less then a year old) but there is alot of content on it.
I'm a amateur game developer and my entire texture library is on it, as well as a bunch of movies (wich is less legal :-P )
So if I turn it in and they simply get me a new one i'm not really helped.
Now my question is, is the HD inside a external HD just a regular one that I can plug into my pc if I remove the casing (and void my waranty)?
brand & model?
most likely it's just a 2.5" or 3.5" SATA disk in there which you can hook up to your PC; don't see what else they might use
Guess I didn't bought this one at Tones can't find my bill for it :)
Its a Matrox 1.5 TB thats all i know about it :).
looking at the specs of such a beast, the drives looks be a normal desktop model stuffed into an external housing, nothing more, nothing less.
let's just hope that the disk is still working... and that it's the external interface acting up
hehe yeah its the only thing i lost that important, looked like a great idea at the time to have it in one place as I needed some space on my other hd's :-P
Looks like it migth be the HD and not the external connector after all, its not showing up now i plugged it to a sata connection. Its under disk manager (shijfbeheer) as a 3 gb hd, i'll try pluging it in my brothers pc first tomorrow before trying to initialize it and loose its content, I might have to start looking for a hd retriever tool :)
in windows you might give "get databack for ntfs" a try
if that fails: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
no promises though, if you hear a ticking noise , the head is damaged and it's pretty much game over, unless you have €500+ worth of textures on there;
if it doesn't work , but makes no noise, you might try the old "plastic baggie & in the freezer for a few hours" trick
btw, of course I know your maps, even played them too :D
Thanks, i'll figure something out :)
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