Question Seagate Barracuda 1000GB stopped working after computer fail

Sep 12, 2019
Hello everyone, this is my first post here.

Well, my computer's power supply failed and as result it also made my hard disk to fail. The hard disk is a Seagate Barracuda 1000GB Model ST1000DM003. This happened right when I booted the computer for the first time in the day a few days ago. Later I tried plugging it as the only HDD to an older PC. What I got was being stuck in a black screen with non-stop beeping and an intermittent hyphen, right after the manufacturer screen ended. Then, I tried plugging this hard disk to a dock station but it didn't get detected. When I turned the dock station on, the hard drive would produce some mild "working" sound, no estridencies, but after some seconds, I heard some click and this "working" sound would end. Here's a video of it btw (excuse the watermark, just noticed it covers some of my comments):

Well, what's your veredict of the situation? I mainly would like to know if I can test something that could potentially fix it (maybe firmware-related?) before having to leave it in professional hands.


Yes, your HDD is broken, if you have to recovery the data, then pay the price for the data/files, keep in mind, it does not come cheap. Otherwise forget about it, buy the new HDD, and move on. You need to back up your data regularly, I did have the same situation before so that I did back up my important data/files into two drives.