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My iMac won't find my Maxtor External HD


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Hi.

I have an iMac with a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 processor (just a little over a year old) and I have been using a Maxtor One Touch II 200 GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive (E01E200) that I bought years ago to back up files and such.

Recently, and for no apparent reason that I am aware of, the Maxtor HD no longer shows up on my desktop nor have I been able to locate it on the disk utility. I even followed a similar thread I found here on Mac Forums that suggested running a script, and that had no result either.

I have tried plugging it into another Mac and it also does not show up.

Any idea what's going on and how I can resolve this? Any help would be greatly appreciated considering the files stored on the HD are very important to me.

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It's time to replace the drive. Either the drive electronics have failed or the drive is not spinning up. A Maxtor drive is ancient history... I have a few of them laying around also.
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It's time to replace the drive. Either the drive electronics have failed or the drive is not spinning up. A Maxtor drive is ancient history... I have a few of them laying around also.
Darn! Is there no way to rescue the files then?
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Darn! Is there no way to rescue the files then?
Sometimes hard drives crash all of a sudden...without any warning. If this is what happened...then recovering files is pretty much impossible...because sometimes it's the read/write heads in the HD that have failed.

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