Dropped external drive, now have 3 options
by lisa_blakey - 2/5/12 2:20 PM
I have a hitachi touro 1tb external hd that fell less than 1.5 feet. Now my computer won't recognize it. Should I:
<div>1. Give up all hope and buy another,
2. Break in and connect the drive directly to my computer (removing the dc and usb switches of course), or
3. Find out if there is a way to fix it?
Luckily everything on it is easily replaceable (with time and effort) as it is my dump drive for all of my downloads, so there is no loss there at all, nor do I have any feelings about not backing up that particular drive. I would, however, like to get back to normal operation with the least amount of time, money, and effort expended.
Your opinions are appreciated.