The client in this data recovery case study came to us with a beeping Seagate hard drive. When they powered on their laptop one morning, it wouldn’t boot. The computer told them that the hard drive was not detected. So the client opened up their laptop, removed the Seagate Momentus Thin hard drive inside it, and connected the drive to a USB adapter to try and read it on another computer.
And that was when the client heard the beeping from their hard drive. The hard drive tried to spin up when the client ran power to it. But there was something in the way. Instead of producing its usual noises, the hard drive could only make a weak, repetitive beeping noise.