WD My Book 1TB inoperable

I bought my WD 1TB My Book in April 2007. Last week Marrch 4 , 2011. The drive crashed… three clicking noises and not recognized in Disk Utiliity . I took the drive to an Apple repair store and they told me that the drive was no good and the information and ITUNES Library unrecoverable unless I were to send the drive to some place in California where in a demagnetized room and for thousands of dollars they could restore my information … Seems like a rather harsh reality…

Any suggestions  ??


That’s the danger of trusting important data to just one drive internal or external. Next time make sure you have more than One copy.