I’ve got a 1TB WD10EZEX that stopped working on me a couple weeks ago. Neither Device Manager nor Disk Management can see the drive, and it isn’t listed in the BIOS. I’ve swapped SATA cables/ports and power cables/ports. I’ve gone into the Command Prompt to see if diskpart can see it, and even gone so far as to see if Debian Linux can see it.
The only things I can think of that may have caused this are that I got a new power supply and put it in, and there was a power surge/outage. Both occurred a week and a half or so before I noticed the drive wasn’t working. The reason i didn’t notice it wasn’t working before this is because I only use it for storage of files that don’t need to operate quickly. Images, downloads, various documents. Anyway, I think the power outage may be the more likely cause since, while I do have everything plugged into a surge protector, my house is quite old and thus not grounded.
Is there any way to save the drive at this point, or is it a loss?
Edit: I did forget to mention that I can tell for sure that the drive isn’t spinning up on startup.