I have a 2TB My Book Studio external drive. Today it is not detected - even in Disk Utility - via USB or Firewire. I have also tested on different computers (2 Mac’s, 1 Windows) and same result. Also tested with a different power supply.
When I plug the power in, I can’t detect any movement/action from the drive. But when firewire or USB cables are connected to a computer, then it spins up and makes “hard drive noises”. At no point do I observe the front LED flashing at all, although I never paid attention to it before the drive stopped working either.
I was just shocked to read that this drive may have “hardware encryption” meaning that I can’t even take the drive out of the casing and recover it elsewhere. Is that really the case?
Finally, what other steps could I try in order to get it working again?