i have a 1TB WD external HDD (via usb SATA)that i was using to back up my family photos and videos ( 2 kids) when it got knocked and now makes a few noises but is not recognised by my computer or explorer.
after trying to download a few freeware or trial data recovery programs they all want you to select the drive from "my computer"
using control panel - disc managment - it does show limited info.
disk 2 WD usb mass storage device - but no volume info or any further details. on properties is says it is not initialized
Is there some software that i can try or does someoen know what the likley problem is, HDD arm? circuitry connector?
if i have to take it to get looked at by proffessionals it will have to wait for me to save up the $$ - but i dont want to mess aroudn and lose data by trial and error
obviously my wife is stressed out we will lose all the family vids ( last 12 months or so - rest is backed up on DVD discs)