I have a segate 320gb external hard drive that has been working great for the past couple of years. This morning my wife knocked it off the table while I was using it and now when I plug it into the usb port all it does is beeb like it isn't getting power. I have heard this peep before when using a cable that wasn't inteded to power a usb device on this hard drive and it beeped like it didn't have enough power to run it. I took it out of its case and inside it is a sata hard drive. At the end of all the connections there are 4 pins just like a normal hard drive power pins just smaller. Is it possible to use these pins to power the hard drive? I am jsut wondering because I lost all of my car pictures and mp3, mainly worried about my car pics, and would just like to try and recover these. I had backed up everything else on that hard drive to dvd's but didn't do my car pics or mp3's yet. If anyone can help me with this I would greatly appreciate it. Let me know if there is a certain cable to purchase to use those pins to power the hard drive or am i just screwed and lost everything on there?
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external sata hard drive problem