Hard Drive beeping for every second 30 times, undetected.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Cergman, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Cergman macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2013
    my tesla
    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

    Feb 17, 2013
    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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