Dead Drive External??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tracetritt, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. tracetritt macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2007
    Northwestern Wisconsin, USA
    Hey everybody. Im just looking for some type of advice on this one.

    The other day, I turned on my MacBook Pro on 10.5 and then I turned on the external drive. My drive started to make all of these loud screeching noises so I assumed that the drive was dieing and i proceeded to backup my data. by the time I had everything I wanted backed up the drive started to make a horrible screeching that was unbearable. Everyone else could hear it in the house. It was bad. Anyways, I wanted to make sure that the drive was actually dead before I did anything too extreme. So, I downloaded sea tools and I tried to use that but sea tools couldn't even detect the darn thing in the computer that I had it on. Disk Utility wont see it. I downloaded data guard and tried that. Absolutly nothing works. Anyways, is it a hard process to get a warranty replacement from seagate for this type of thing or is it a cryptic process.

    The stats of the drive are listed below

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Ultra ATA

    Any advice before I go for a warranted replacement?
  2. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2005
    Ottawa, Canada

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