how to recover data on a seagate portable drive when light flashes constantly

Yolanda_22

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I plug my seagate expansion portable drive into my PC and it makes a noise as though it reads that it is in the USB drive, however it does not show up on my list of drives. It is continually blinking and when i put my ear to it, it makes a beeping sound. Is there any way to retrieve my information?
 
Hey there, Yolanda_22.

Do you hear the drive spinning or can you feel it vibrate? I'm asking because if the drive does not spin up then there's not much you can do. Give it a try with a different computer and a different USB cable to see if the same thing happens.
For data recovery (only if the drive is spinning) you could give it a go with Ubuntu Live USB/DVD, to see if that OS is capable of properly recognizing the HDD's partition/s and if you can get to your files. Other than that perhaps data recovery software might do the job: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/filerecovery/tp/free-file-recovery-programs.htm. Basically your most reliable option would be a data recovery company, so you could get in touch with the drive manufacturer's customer support for more info on that.

Hope that helps.
Boogieman_WD

 

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