CCTV WD Hard Drive Recovery HELP


Hi all,

I was recently burgled and my CCTV system had stopped working, but there is a small chance that the camera caught some footage.

I have removed the hard drive from the recorder and Im trying to access it as an external hard drive on my computer, but I can’t seem to get it to be recognised.

The hard drive is a Western Digital 1TB purple SATA
I have plugged it into my external HDD converter, and plugged it into a Mac and also Windows 10 machine but can’t view any of the files.

The drive can be seen, but I can’t mount it or accesses it to view anything.

Appreciate any help with this, hoping someone else might of had this issues.

Thanks in advance,



I have exactly the same issue, were you able to find a solution to this? A way to mount the disk in Windows or Linux, have the partition recognized and be able to copy folders or videos from the disk?

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No luck yet, im hoping someone on here can help?


no answer yet… hope tomorrow could be an answer…

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