Question Seagate External HDD stopped working after I removed the HDD while a video was being played from the hdd.

Jul 31, 2020
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the problem arised when i didnt do the "safely remove usb" and disconnected when a video was being played from the hdd.

now
when i connect the hdd, it shows in the device manager however it doesnt appear in the disk management and after 2-3 minutes it disappears from device manager also and when it disappears, the hardware inside the hdd starts rotating at high speed causing vibration.

even MiniTool Partition Wizard cant detect it.

what to do now ?
 

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Glorious
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Welcome to the forums :D

get a new drive.
if the drive was actively being read from and the power went out, I suspect there is most likely damage to the heads. as the platter slowed the head was not properly parked and most likely impacted on the platter.
 

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