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Client Emails for Hard Disk Recovery

I have a small photography business and use DSLRs a lot when taking landscape and portraits. As a result I need a reliable drive on which to save all my work and I was told that Seagate were out there as being one of the most reliable manufacturers. Please don’t misunderstand me I’m not having a go at Seagate but I have a Seagate Barracuda 2TB internal SATA drive running with a 64MB buffer at 600 megabits per second. And this is where my problems start. The drive has been working great. The occasional grating sound here and there but it was suggested to me that I wasn’t keeping the pc on a solid enough surface. Moving it to a more secure location in my back room made no difference and now the noise has become so loud that it overpowers the sound of the heatsink and fan in the computer. I’ve tried connecting an external hard drive to the computer in order to copy off all the files I need but now when I select certain folders I get a message saying the partition is not accessible or is damaged. I’m working on an ad campaign and one of the images I need is in one of these folders. Will you be able to help me?

I have bought a generic hard disk drive online and now it is playing up. It’s a 320GB drive that apparently spins between 5400 and 7200RPM. On the one hand I can’t complain because it only cost me £25 at a time when I needed a hard drive and didn’t had a lot of spare cash. But now it has started giving me trouble and I am having problems saving to the drive. When I try saving to it I get a message from Windows reporting an error number. I’ve checked online and found that the error number refers to the drive not being formatted but it is formatted because when I installed Windows Vista onto it Vista did it automatically. I can start the machine up normally and it doesn’t show any dodgy screen messages or blue screens of death so I’m at a loss for what is going on. I’m writing this to you on a laptop because now the drive is refusing to allow me to read or write to the drive. I was stupid enough to take things on faith and hope the drive would display some kind of warning so I could back up but it didn’t and I haven’t so I’m in a bit of a mess now. Anything you can do?