Classic one, external USB hard drive not recognized by windows (doesn’t appear on disk management).
tried different cable different computer and same results.
Most likely, the drive is dead, but I’d like someone experienced opinion if that’s ok. Here’s what happens when I plug the drive (through USB).
The drive starts spinning gently, a white light gets on and stays. After few seconds (maybe 10-15), there’s a nasty clicking noise and the light starts blinking (and keeps blinking from there). The noise occurs once then the disk keeps spinning normally.
The drive was recognized not long ago but it the partition seemed to be corrupted as when I was trying to plug it in, windows was saying the drive needs to be formatted.
Is there anything I can try ?
Thanks a lot.