Hello, i have a Western Digital elements 1gb external hdd and it seems to have suddenly stopped working. i unplugged it because it was running slow and was making a ticking sound just like a clock and now when i plug it back in i get no response apart from the light flashing and the same ticking sound, also when i unplug it i get a message on my screen pop up asking me if i want to format it.
i have only had it for 5 months so it still under warranty, i really just want to get my stuff off it then i can send it in to get replaced/fixed. i have no idea how it broke either, its been siting on my desk since the day i got it and i haven't touched it.
EDIT: i just opened the case and plugged the hdd directly into the computer and had no luck, any other ideas?