I have a World Book 1TB (model WD10000G032) with the circular status light on the front. It stopped being accessible on my home network a while back, and so I disassembled the drive to get at the bare drive. it is a SATA drive, WD Cavear SE16 (WD10EACS). I bought a SATA to USB adapter to try to access the data. I connect it to my Windows 7 computer, and I get beeps, which seem to imply the computer is trying to access it, but it is not successful. I get no error messages, just the beeps, that seem to operate on a cycle like it is in a loop. Perdiocally, when I try to eject the drive, it is not listed, but then it is, and then it isn’t. I also have another World Book I bought later, and it is still identified on my network, but I cannot access it. It is listed as “media” device on my network, but when I launch Windows Media Server, it cannot access anything from it. When I select my Computer, it shows as a public network drive, but I cannot access it. If memory serves, these were similar symptoms I got on my previous drive, before it seems to have failed completely. The second drive has the bar lights on the front (the model number is so small, I cannot read it).
Any advice on how to get the drives to start working again, or at least to recover the data from them?