so, about 25 minutes ago I the drive dropped from approximately a foot’s height, while editing video directly from the drive itself. The USB obviously came out of it’s case’s socket slightly and the video playback fritted to a halt.
Probably the worse way a hard drive can fail.
The drive has power and on boot up of the machine it goes through all the motions. It spins up, and a few seconds later it spins back down again. The light on the side flashes on and off continuously and that’s it.
It “installed drivers” once, but It doesn’t come up in disk management.
I seroisly doubt the disk itself can be damaged, so my guess is that the flimsy WD controller in the case (which prevents me from treating it like a normal HD) must have gone wrong. Would data retrieval companies be able to
save the day?
This is panic time.
Does anyone have any words of wisdom aside from “back your stuff up”?