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I've dropped my 1TB Western Digital hard drive! It does not mount on my Macbook Pro, but it can still be read by Disk Utility ...

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After the accident, the hard drive would make weird high-pitched noises for the first few seconds of being plugged in.

I don't suspect my data to be corrupted, but I do suspect the 'insides' of the hard drive to be slightly out of place (as I dropped it from ... 1 - 1.5m)

 

All fields in the "First Aid" tab of Disk Utility are greyed out. I can erase and partition, but I really don't want to do that, seeing that all the data may be erased.

 

I don't know whether the problem is a software or hardware issue.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4), Western Digital 1TB My Passport

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