Backup Routine for Photos, & Sudden Hard Drive Failure

Started Jul 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
Peter Del
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Re: They always fail out of nowhere!
In reply to Glen Barrington, Jul 26, 2013

Some years ago I bought TWO identical Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 500GB USB external hard dives.

i do not have them plugged in all the time, only when I need to transfer a few photos to them, which is about every three months.

A few days ago BOTH failed on the SAME day; they make a faint clicking sound and are not seen by my PC. I tried one in another PC, it did not see it either. I swapped cables to no avail and successfully used the original cables in a friends external hard drive.

My question is this; is it possible to recover my photos and how likely am I to find someone who can do this and put them on another EHD?

Peter Del

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