I’ve had some frustrating problems with my external drive (P/N: WDBAMB7500ABK-00). Last night it worked perfectly, but today it isn’t even showing up in disk management. It’s taken a fall or two to the soft carpet floor from a height of about 16 inches, but I don’t think this should be a problem. When I plug the drive in, the light comes on, and it beeps. It beeps five times, making a lower tone for about one second and a higher for about half a second, with a pause of about 1 second between each pair of beeps. Is this an error code?
I’ve tried plugging it into another computer, but it doesn’t show up there either (it should be noted that said computer has very finicky USB ports). I’m using the cable that was included with the drive.
Should I be able to recover data from my drive? I have my music stored on it along with some photos and videos, and I’d really like to get these off.
Thanks for any help,