Hello there people... Just today my external WD HDD failed.. for the second time. When it's connected to power it doesn't get recognised by the OS. I tried 3 PCs with no luck..
2 years ago the drive was failed again and i sent it to WD since it's warranty was still valid. They replaced it with a new one and unfortunately i lost 500 GB of data.
The warranty is no longer valid, so i decided to open up the external case and try to use the disk internally. And it did! I was quite suprised. Windows saw all the folders and files stored inside it. At least until i double clicked a picture i needed. The disk started making a strange noise and after a few second the system didn't recognise it anymore.
I rebooted the system only to find that the system check that is performed during startup (before Windows loading screen) freezes when it comes to identify the hard disk.
I think maybe it's the Disk's head problem.. but i haven't messed around with the "insides" of a hard disk.
What is your opinion? Any ideas? Any help and suggestion is appreciated..
Edit: Oh i forgot to mention that the disk is a WD My Book Essential 500 GB 1st edition: