I installed a 1TB WD Blue internal hard drive a couple of weeks ago just for storage purposes. Today, I was copying some data to it and all of a sudden it just stopped responding. I couldn't even access it. After waiting for a while, I restarted my PC. I checked the BIOS and the drive was being recognized normally.
But when I restarted the PC, the drive was missing. It wasn't even being recognized in "Disk Management." Now, everytime I restart my PC, the drive is recognized in the BIOS correctly, but it's still missing after starting the PC.
Is the HDD dead? If so, can I still recover the data?