Through my own fault, I dropped my external Iomega hard drive onto a tile floor while the drive was accessing information. It no longer makes any noise. That's a terrible result because important gigabytes of video files were on that hard drive. I'm looking around for people who have rescued data from hard drives and will take suggestions as comments. I also have to figure out how to work my external drives into my cloud back-up strategy/ At the moment, only a small sliver of my external storage gets saved into a safe cloud location. That has to change because when I lose a terabyte of current work, I lose at least four months of current work.