The usb port on my external drive recently broke off, so I took apart the external drive and connected it internally to my MOBO via Sata 6gb/s. The drive shows up in My Computer, however windows wants to format the drive. I’ve tried detecting the drive with WD Smartware to no avail (only scans for USB) and I have an upcoming deployment and really do not want to lose this data!
The precise problem is:
Took apart the MyBook, placed it inside the computer, connected it with SATA 6gb/s.
Drive comes up, can’t access data because Windows wants to format to NTFS (says its raw data)
Any help would be greatly appreciated!