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rich wood
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External hard drive

Post by rich wood » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:04 am

Howdy,
I have an Iomega external hard drive that is not booting up,, USB connected. I have tried freezing and heating the unit up with no success on reviving it. Any ideas, other than use a hammer on it then toss?
Thanks.

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Re: External hard drive

Post by jammerdave » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:39 am

Not sure in your case, but I had an external USB hard drive that wouldn't work. I didn't want to just lose anything on it, and I took a chance and bought another USB to SATA (also did IDE) controller for about 20 bucks and got my drive back.

dave

rich wood wrote:Howdy,
I have an Iomega external hard drive that is not booting up,, USB connected. I have tried freezing and heating the unit up with no success on reviving it. Any ideas, other than use a hammer on it then toss?
Thanks.

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Re: External hard drive

Post by rich wood » Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:42 am

Thanks,, that looks like a good idea,, found an adapter on Ebay,, $27 free shipping should have it in a week.

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Re: External hard drive

Post by Shane » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:31 pm

Pretty unusual for me to find a thread inhabited only by people I have actually met and worked with! Merry Christmas, guys!
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Re: External hard drive

Post by rich wood » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:37 am

You too Mike, Merry Christmas.

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Re: External hard drive

Post by rich wood » Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:28 am

Hello Shane,
Thanks for the tip on getting a SATA adapter,, the hard drive lives again!!!

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Re: External hard drive

Post by Deep Thought » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:46 pm

I have a collection of various adapters and associated power supplies that I use to intimidate failing hard drives into coughing up the data before they die completely. They're inexpensive and very handy to have.
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Re: External hard drive

Post by Dale H. Cook » Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:45 am

I carry one USB adapter that can handle any type of drive that I am likely to encounter in the field. It has replaced an assortment of adapters akin to what Deep has.
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