So I bought last september a WD Green Desktop WD20EARX that I put into a NexStar3 External Hard Drive enclosure. It was working pretty well until 2 days ago, where suddenly my laptop would not recognize it anymore, and would install this “initio default controller” each time I plugged in my hard drive. I did some research on the problem but the stuff I tried didnt work (not enough power, trying other usb ports, other comps)
So today I decided to remove the hard drive from the case and plug it with a Sata-IDE-USB converter cable that I had lying around, and found out I could detect the drive, but now I need to format it in order to use it. (I had the luck of copying 75% of my data on a friend’s HDD a week ago, so loosing the data is not that much of a problem, just a time consuming one)
So I’d like to know if someone had a similar problem, if only formating should fix it, and if the problem is/was with my WD hard drive or the NexStar enclosure. Basically what I should do now (both are still on waranty I think), and what actually happened to my drive.