Hi. I use this External HD (My Book Office Edition 500GB) to save data from 2 PC’s and a laptop. Last time I was using it in a PC it stopped working, it gave me some errors reading some folders and so I unplugged and disconnected only to find it won’t be seen by the PC (or laptop) again! I tried giving it a rest, plugging and unplugging, restarting the PC and nothing seems to work.
Sometimes it seems to be reading it (when I plug it the wd icon comes alive in the tray as well as the usd device icon) and it even shows as F:\ in the PC but when I try to access it it won’t work. The whole machine freezes up and I haven’t been able to see it again.
I was wondering if it is dead as an external drive and if I can do anything to use it again,even as an internal HD. How can I open it?
Also, what do you recommend as backup, seeing that these External Hard Drives tend to die?