WDEARS - 00z5b1
1.5 TB SATA 64MB Cache
Circuit Board: 2061-701640-807
The drive was mounted in an external inclosure so that I could backup its contents to another external drive… when it suddenly failed (no, I’m not kidding, **bleep** happens).
The drive spins up - and that’s the only good news that I have.
It’s no longer recognized by my computer’s BIOS (ASUS motherboard), or by any of my eSATA or USB external enclosures.
If the motherboard could simply recognize the drive I would use UNIX or DOS based reocvery software to at least produce an image while I tried to recover data from it, but no luck.
So, does this mean that the problem is related to the circuitboard? Can I replace it? Could it be a connector or some other electrical issue? How do I diagnose the problem?
some critical files on this drive have NO BACKUP.
Any and all help would be very much appreciated!