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26th July 2007
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HD NOT STARTING!!!

I'm sure the subject title says enogh.

So I have a Rocstor - Rocpro 800-AVk Firewire HD with 300GB. It supports 800FW, 400DW & USB.

When I turn it on using either connection the green lite goes on, then after about 5sec you can hear that the HD starts spining. Then you can hear a louder then usual click sound simutaneously with the lite changing to red(orange) which usually means the HD is being accessed. and goes on to repeat the pattern , but not exacltly the same.

the hard drive never mounts. I've tried it on a Powerbook G4 1.5ghz & a MacPro intel 2.33GHZ. i've used this HD for about 3 years now.

so should I stop trying, it's now the 6th attempt and I've tried using all the different connectors. still no mounty mounty

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Did u try mounting it manually? Go to Disk Utility (Finder->Applications->Utilities->Disk Utilities) and give it a shot, if you haven't already.
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how do you mount it manually? I went to disk utility, but it doesn't see the drive.
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anyone know of a good scandisk software. I can't mount my drive, I think it's F$CKed.

Suggestions pls..
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Do you have other firewire devices? Are they working?

EDIT: Oops I should have read the OP more carefully. It sounds like it is a goner what with the loud clicks...
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that's not what I wanted to hear.

I'll give techtools a chance before I send it to a recovery place. anyone use it before with luck?
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I got TECh TOOL PRO 4 from a buddy. Have you heard anything bad on this app. I've done some forum digging and there's some bad and good on it. I'll check the above out. thanks.
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okay so neither of the above applications even detected my HD...

But the good news is, I said screw it to the warranty sticker. Ripped the HD out of the ext. case, connected it to an old P4 I have here not doing much. and BAM, the thing worked no problem. So the issue is in the HD Case.

ah, now to back 300GB onto DVD, until Fri. when i pick up a new drive. I'm going RAID Mirror this time. This is my 3rd HD crash scare and I've had enough.
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You could just get an external enclosure: Newegg.com - Buy Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

I'm sure it's the just chip that converts IDE to USB and everything. I'd also suggest just getting a new one because of the loud noises.

Did the noises sound like a marble was dropping or something? If so, then the drive is pretty much gone, but may have a little still left in it.

But yeah, it might not be a bad idea to just grab an enclosure along with a new drive just to keep the (near) dead one still operable in needed.
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ya, i'm getting a new drive. this is the 3rd scare with the same drive. Now I'm sure it was always a chip set problem, but all the off/on/off/on I'm sure didn't help the drive.

any recommendation. My buddy got a glyph drive, I think they're overpriced. plus his completly died on him just after a year, needles to say Glyph didn't do anything for him.
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