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HD Failure

  • Hard Drives
  • Western Digital
  • Windows Vista
  • HD
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
January 2, 2011 8:57:38 AM

My Western Digital 1.5 TB external HD seems to have a serious problem. it spins a few times then gives up .

Model name: Elements
Model number: WDBAAU0015HBK

(basically "Green Caviar" internal disk # WD15EADS with a 32MB Cache mounted inside a black closure)

Neither Win 7 or Vista can read the drive. Vista sometimes displays the name as "WD" , that's all.

WD Lifeguard Diagnostics does not see the drive.

I have tons of files on the disk,

Any suggestions on how to rescue them?

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January 2, 2011 10:58:50 AM

Have you tried taking the disk out of the enclosure and putting it into your tower as a slave? See if you can get data off it then?