I not to sure if this is the right place to post this. If so sorry in advance.
Ok, so I am having a bit of trouble with my external HDD it is 2tb. So when I plug it in nothing comes up. So when I go into disk management it comes up that it is unallocated and not initialised. So I try to initialise it in both settings but it comes up with the message "Data error (cyclic redundancy check)" I am running windows 7 64-bit. Do you need any more information?
I have tried to analyse the disk with testdisk but it doesn't find any partition even with the deeper search. That was with the Intel partition table type. So I tried changing it is None (Non partitioned media) but I calculated that it would take 27 years to process. Before I had any problems with it it had just under 2tb on it and I believe it was just a single partition.
I tried taking the HDD out of the case and put into my desktop but it had the same problem.
So what I what to know is there any possible way of retrieving the data. If not could I possibly somehow copy the data onto a different drive. Is the drive faulty cause I have only had it under a year. If you need more information please don't hesitate to ask
I would really appreciate any help or suggestions.
Thanks in advance everyone.
More aboutneed external
If it is still under warranty you can claim it and pay extra for DATA recovery! I do not think there is an easy or free fix.
So if I send it back to WD and pay extra they can put it on a new drive? thanks, also about how much would it cost?