I have (/ had) a 3TB WD my book essential.
It stopped working the other day, but I thought it was clearly not the HDD itself but the enclosures fault since there was no activity between the computer and the enclosure whatsoever.
I should add a disclaimer that I live in the middle of nowhere Africa at the moment and I had no access to internet or tech support at the time - I needed my data and I had a spare SATA HDD enclosure.
Anyway, I managed to get the actual disk out of the WD enclosure and into my other enclosure (which happens to be a coolermaster). It get’s picked up but no disk appears.
I need this data, it’s my last 5 months worth of research and is irreplacable: it’s basically my entire life at this point. What are my options? How can I solve this (by myself! as I am like I said not in a technologically advanced part of the world…)?