I have Windows7, 64 and use Passport Model Number: WD 2500BMV External
About a month ago I hit it little bit and couple days ago my drive stopped working.
I can see the drive in Device Manager in Disk Drives but I don’t see it in Windows Expolorer.
I read forum and downloaded Data Lifeguard Diagnostics. The drive sometimes shows up and sometimes not.
When I run short test i get this msg:
"Test Error Code: 06-Quick Test on drive 2 did not complete! Status code = 07 (Failed read test element), Failure Checkpoint = 97 (Unknown Test) SMART self-test did not complete on drive 2! "
I assume it’s a mechanical failure. Is there a way to restore my data or somehow repair this drive?
I will appreciate any help.