WD Caviar Green 3TB HDD has suddenly stopped working?

Greetings

So the HDD has suffered no damage, and won't show up at all on a Mac or a PC (tried the bios for this) - it just suddenly disappeared from finder in OSX, with no sign that it was failing on me. It's only been in use for about 3 months!

I have never had anything like this happen to me, and the last backup of this drive was too long ago, so there's data I am desperate to recover.

Any ideas?

:(
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  1. Reseat the data and power cable going to the HDD (both ends of each cable)

    Try different cables. Try HDD in different system.

    What are the results?
  2. Traildriver said:
    Reseat the data and power cable going to the HDD (both ends of each cable)

    Try different cables. Try HDD in different system.

    What are the results?


    Had a go, as you suggested. Nothing :(
  3. Try WD's site:

    http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp

    What do they suggest?

    Data recovery service perhaps?
  4. Traildriver said:
    Try WD's site:

    http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp

    What do they suggest?

    Data recovery service perhaps?


    Yeah I think it'll have to be data recovery.

    Which is quite expensive here!

    But c'est la vie. Thank you for advice :)
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