i have 2 wd caviar black elements 2tb external drives (model: WDC WD2001FASS-00W2B0) and 1 has gone crazy. i powered up my pc (acer 1g hd 4g ram windows 7 home premium) and both drives show up but one tells me i have to format drive enable to use it. there is a lot of data i want on this drive so i have not done that. here is what i have done…
the drive still shows up with an external icon. it spins up and does not click.
i right click and go to properties, its shows that it is working and that it is full. free 0 bytes, used 0 bytes and capacity 0 bytes. this is not accurate.
error checking, defrag and back up does not work. error says ‘windows can not access disk’. attempt to share gets a ‘cyclic redundancy’ error.
i went to disk management and the disk shows up i both windows as healthy (active, primary partition). i changed the drive letter. still cannot access.
i downloaded data lifeguard tools which finds the drive and it is marked as fail. it detects the drive, diagnostics for quick and extended shows ‘status code=04 (unknown failed test element), failure checkpoint =96 (unknown test) smart self-test did not complete on disk 2’. test results are all fail.
bought jfilerecovery deluxe and recovery error is 'please ensure the source file(s) are specified and the destination is a valid, writable directory. that’s all i can get from jads.
last but not least, i took it out of the housing and hooked it up to an ultra usb2.0 to ide/sata cable adaptor. it shows up in my computer but, it won’t let me in. the light is blinking on the adaptor but no response.
is there anything else i can do or is all hope lost? thanks in advance…