I’m having the following problem with a WD5000AAKS (500GB Caviar Blue)
I was recovering data from another (SPARC formatted) disk and saving it to this disk, in a Linux environment.Everything worked fine, I had all my data recovered.
Then, after restarting the computer I am not able to boot up when the Caviar Blue is connected. I cannot even access the BIOS to change the boot sequence or check whether the disk is being detectec. The boot up process is stopped at the splash screen and I can’t do anything about it.
Next I have used a hot swapp docking system to connect the drive after booting up, but I cannot see the disk, neither using Windows 7 Disk MAnagement, Linux, or WD LifeGuard. I know the disk spins, I can feel it in my hand, and I do not hear any strange noise…
One further comment, just in case: when I was recovering data and saving it into the WD disk, my disk went full so I I had to use another disk to complete the recovery process. ¿Could that be relevant? I mean, could that fact explain what is happening to this disk?
Any help with this would be highly welcome. ¿any tips?