I had this WD as an external HDD. I had to reformat my internal HDD and reinstall windows and forgot to turn off my external HDD. I have now conected this HDD to a docking port. It shows in computer management as disc 5 unknown and i cannot initialize the disc and get a data error (cyclic redundancy check). In device manager it shows as usb mass storage device in both disk drives and usb controllers. It says the device is operating correctley. I have run the WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostics tool and it show the HDD as having 0gb but it passes all the test, which are over in a nano second. I have also used testdisk-6.14-wp but keep getting read errors. There is no important data on the disc but i would like to recover the disc if possible to use as backup. Fried or Alive?