December 4, 2009 3:04 PM Subscribe
My Iomega external hard drive died... Any chance of getting it going again? Or getting the drive(s) out and into another case?
posted by rleamon to computers & internet (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It's an Iomega HDD2H, 640GB, silver case, and I'm pretty sure it's two 320GB drives in a RAID 0 configuration. (Specs are hard to come by for this, sadly.) The case has four screws attaching the outer enclosure that mainly serves to provide feet, but the inner enclosure holding the ddrives defied my initial attempts to open it -- no apparent screws or other modes of ingress. I found a suggestion to try another external power supply with it and happened to have an exact twin that came with another drive -- but no go.
I'd rather rescue the data somehow and have a hard time believing the drives themselves are the problem; it seems more like a power issue. But even if I could get the drives out, what are the chances I could use another RAID enclosure (which I happen to have) and retrieve the data?
Lastly, yes, it's out of warranty, and Iomega quoted a minimum $900 to get the data back. Yikes!