I read all your steps , even though my disk isnt new its old .thought i could have missed something , so im trying to pull the data off A WD 600 , being made in 2006 , meant its not only not interchangeable , but its a 40 pin so picked up the adapter needed to attempt at least to use as ext drive.it finally shows up , but i wasnt given options other than goin to D M and check properties .It said the disk is working fine , since i was becoming stuck i updated drivers , which helped , now disk manager suggested initializing drive,i t hought great , but i check the box windows suppose to do the rest and each time i receive a time out error..i repeat when it allows and same error right at the finish line ! ideas ? thank you
Hi Areohen! Sorry if this has been covered. How are you connecting your old drive to your PC? Via what kind of adapter? Also, are you trying to "read" off the old drive, to get files from it, or reformat it so it can be used as an extra drive? Also, what OS are you using, and what OS was used on the original drive? This sometimes has a great impact on it's usability.