|@OtheHil Not ahead of myself, just you guys. That was the first thing I did; determined the problem is the drive. Here's what happened:|
I FRIED IT plugging it into a hub (2.0 pcmcia- also fried) and connecting a incompatible power supply to the hub. I determined this before asking, and the message is when connecting to the working usb 1.0 hub that isn't the one I fried it with; and also trying with two other devices(non-windows) which would not recognise it at all. So the question is, can the data be recovered somehow even though no system (I have) can currently power/recognise the broken drive in it's current condition?
The only thing I've found is that link that says they can and have recovered data from such a device, but I'm not going to send it to the UK to recover personal/non-critical data.
I've been working with all sorts of computers; windows and linux for 20yrs so obviously I covered the obvious stuff... like trying another port.