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Hard Drive Not Responding

By chigs1137
Oct 14, 2014
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  1. My Buffalo HD which is actually a WD 500GB Hard drive. I opend it up and connected via SATA adapter but still the problem persists. I checked the drivers. Looked for clicking noise as in dead hard drive but none of those problems seems to be there. Also I tried formatting it but was unable to do so. Can anyone tell me whats the cause? It still may be the head problem but its not clicking as a dead hard drive does. It also seems to be spinning just fine but can't get to the root of the problem. Does anyone knows whats the problem?
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Could be some issue on the PCB. Suppose if you were really dedicated to getting your data back you could buy the same drive off eBay or wherever and swap the boards. That may be more difficult to do since Buffalo may not have stuck to WD the whole time OR WD supplied a special series of drives to Buffalo. Check the model numbers to be sure before going that route.
     
  3. chigs1137

    chigs1137 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Can't I get the pcb only from anyone? as I dnt think those hard drives are in production anymore.

    Also is there any other way of replcing or not usingg pcb?
     
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  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Thats why I said eBay first.

    Well, you removed the problem of the enclosure. You say its getting power. Put it in another computer. If that doesn't work, then no, I don't think you have any other options. (unless you think an option is paying thousands of dollars for a data recovery service)
     
  5. chigs1137

    chigs1137 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    k. than you. will see what can I do.
     

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