My external USB drive has accidentally fallen down on ground from the height of about 40 cm, and it is not longer recognized by a system ever since then. Here is the output from dmesg that appears after connecting drive to a USB port:
[ 858.092066] usb 2-2: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci_hcd
[ 868.235142] usb 2-2: New USB device found, idVendor=174c, idProduct=5106
[ 868.235151] usb 2-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=2, Product=3, SerialNumber=1
[ 868.235156] usb 2-2: Product: StoreJet Transcend
[ 868.235160] usb 2-2: Manufacturer: StoreJet Transcend
[ 873.236233] usb 2-2: can't set config #1, error -110
Is there any hope to restore the damaged data or is it completely gone now? I would very much appreciate any kind of help. Thanks a lot!
Before you run any data recovery software. Open the unit and check to see if any of the cables are lose or broken. Also connect the drive to your pc. You may have to unplug the Sata power and data cable from your CDROM if you don't have a spare.
It is an external drive. It is not even recognized by BIOS. After connecting the drive to a USB port and pressing a power-on button, BIOS is stuck during drive detection phase (in order to be able to boot a system I have to disconnect the damaged drive).