Hard Drive beeping for every second 30 times, undetected.

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  1. Cergman macrumors 6502a

    Cergman

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    Hi,
    I left my computer on all last night transferring a bunch of data to my 3TB seagate desktop hard drive. This morning when I went to check on it, I tripped over the power cable bringing the drive to the ground. On it's way down the USB cable got disconnected, and it hit the ground (fortunately carpet). I think the drive was spinning while that happened, but I was not copying anything to it.

    Now, when I plug the drive in I get 30 beeps (about 1-2 seconds apart) then get the attached message. Disk Utility shows it as a 4GB drive, even though it is 3TB.

    Any recommendations on things I should do? Stupidly I did not have a backup of this data do not want to lose it.

    Lesson learned. keep backups of your backups.
     

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  2. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    It's possible you damaged the enclosure and not the drive. Pull it apart and reconnect the drive inside (if possible) or try the bare drive in a dock or other external enclosure. You could also try another cable, but it looks like the drive mounts OK.

    Good Luck
     

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