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External Hard Drive Failure!

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Alpesh Gor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jun 7, 2012 6:11 AM

Hi Guys,

 

I need a bit of help with the following.

 

I have a 1TB GTech GRaid external hard drive, which seems to have gone on the blink.

 

When I start it up it spins into action but then following a small clicking sound winds back down again. It then spins up again, and then with a click winds back down again. This goes on and on and on...

 

What is the best way of hooking up the internals of this drive directly to the Mac Pro?

 

Or is there a better option to start the drive as it stands, without having to open it up?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,995 points)
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    Jun 7, 2012 8:31 AM (in response to Alpesh Gor)

    You can remove the drive mechanism from the enclosure and install it in another one, or in an internal drive bay. I'm not optimistic that it will work. The drive is more likely to have failed than the enclosure.

  • Ricks ricks@macgurus.com Level 6 Level 6 (11,515 points)
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    Jun 7, 2012 10:59 AM (in response to Alpesh Gor)

    If I am not mistaken, the GRAID enclosure is a multiple drive enclosure with a built in RAID0 function. You cannot pull the drives and attach them to a regular SATA connection, like inside the MacPro, and have the volume mount. The enclosure/bridge created the RAID, without the bridge the RAID won't function or be mountable.

     

    Rick

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