I bought a ‘WD My Passport Essential SE 2.5 Inch 1 TB USB 3.0 HDD’ on 29th August, 2011.
It worked flawlessly for about 8 months. Good speed, though the glossy body is not the one I wanted.
But about 4 months ago, this strange problem started occurring - Whenever I connected the HDD to the computer, the connecting sound would come and then immediately it would get disconnected. After doing this for about 4-5 times, Windows would show a message that I needed to format the drive to use it.
I even tried formatting and installing Windows again but the problem still persists. I cannot afford to format it because it contains a lot of precious data.
I would really appreciate if you guys could provide some solution.
Specifications of my computer:
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8 GHz
2 GB RAM
320 GB HDD
Intel DG31PR Motherboard