Hard Drive Does Not Spin Up, How to Fix

When a hard disk drive does not spin up (whether it be PATA, SATA, SCSI, IDE, USB, internal, or external), retrieving data from it is almost impossible.  If you experience this situation, and determine that the problem is in the drive itself, then your mission should be to recover any data if you can, and … Continue reading Hard Drive Does Not Spin Up, How to Fix



Fixing Hard Disk Drive Access Problems (Clicking Noises)

Hard Drive Failure Scenario Maintaining a rather large digital audio library (greater than 200,000 recordings of songs, comedy skits, and old time radio shows), built over fifteen years, I’m quite anal about keeping current backups.  So, the backup strategy in this case involves six 1.5 TB external Seagate FreeAgent USB hard disk drives (HDDs), and keeping a current full copy … Continue reading Fixing Hard Disk Drive Access Problems (Clicking Noises)