I have a seagate hard drive which has failed. When plugged in an internal alarm sounds. Although the drive is under warranty, Amazon who supplied it, rightly or wrongly deny any liability.
The disk does not show up in windows but the familier USB noise is audible when plugging it in or removing the USB cable.
Advice thus far, was to carefully remove the hard drive from it's casing and connect it to my lap top via an indipendent USB adapter for that purpose I have purhased a WNSTRS C1 dociking station.
When I attached the hard drive to the docking station, to begin with the formentioned audible alarm sounds. The drive does not show up in windows then the audible alarm ceases. Then when plugging in the USB cable to my lap top the familiar sound as previously mentioned is audiable and the disk can be seen in Windows 7 disk management as an unallocated uninitialised drive.
On my first 2 attempts when clicking on the disk tab an opportunity occured to either initialise the disk or to click on a tab that said off line.
However, carrying out both these functions returned an error message "Data error cyclick redundancy check" on trying for a 3rd and successive attempts the imitilised disk option is grayed out and the data error message as previously mentioned appears when clicking the off line tab.
HELP PLEASE !!!!
As if that isn't bad enough, my second back up back up seagate hard drive has also failed. This one flashes the green light of death in it's normal casing and nothing more. As for putting it in the docking station I would probably have more success in trying to launch a saturn iV rocket from it! Any suggestions other that setting fire to the hard drives and praying to Appolo would be appreciated.