|I have a WD Elements external 2tb drive about 2/3 full that stopped registering on my computer. I tried "testdisk" to find the files and it now shows up after taking a very long time, but still I can't get the data (when trying to transfer a file, it hangs, and transfer rate varies, sometimes showing 160k, 400k, and sometimes 27k). |
I tried using "photorec" to recover the data, but it's telling me that it will take over 6,500 hours to complete the process. I am beginning to think that not only is the drive corrupt, but there may be damage to the usb transfer component (I've tried several wires, it's not that, and I've tried hooking up to 2 different computers with same results, so it's not that either).
I'm on a very tight budget and can't afford a pro service. Suggestions would be appreciated.