Re: ****!!! I dropped my external HD...
I would back up your important stuff on another form of media if you can (i.e. dvd's or the like)...generally speaking, external HD's are built much studier than typical hard drive's...well, at least the outer casing is...a typical laptop HD is only designed to withstand about a 1" or 2" fall, which is kinda scary if you think about how many times you've just sat your laptop down kinda rough without really thinking about it...your external HD should be fine if it's still running without any grinding noises or anything...
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