Of course still there is a possibility your restoring all your data from NTFS partition without losing any single file with the help of Remo Recover Windows Free edition which has the ability to recover data in such situations....
I had tried almost every recovery software I could get my hands on. But 50% fo them wont detect the Drive and the otehr 50% fails to do anything. In any case I will give Remo recovery a try this weekend.
Anyway I wrote my own code to read in the first 1000 sectors of the HDD and it retured full of 0s. Later I tried anotehr software and tried to create a mirror of the Disk (only the fisrt 2500 sectors). Same story - full of 0s. So it looks like either the USB cable or the Drive's head is malfunctioning. I have already ordered another USB cable.
However the Drive is not making any strange sounds except it somestimes 'clicks' when I try to do a surface scan(but only once in 2 or 3 minutes or so).
Funny thing is when I ran WD diagnostics tool, it immediately upadted the firmware on the HDD and said everything was succesful. Even now the SMART data indicates Drive is in good shape. Pretty weird.
If the problem is with the Drive heads, is there any possiblity of replacing it? (ofcource WD support has already told me they wont do any repairs and only give me a replacement). I dont want the Disk itself, just the data in it.