Hello, recently I have been having problems with my Iomega Prestige 500GB hard drive and came to the conclusion that the USB female inside the enclosure came loose after a fall. The HD worked fine on my computer AND my PS3 until it came loose. I recently bought a new enclosure for the HD and put the two SATA cables on and tried plugging it in to my computer but it keeps telling me I have to Format the the HD before I can use it. I already have pictures, movies, music, etc. on the HD and don't want to lose any of it.
1. Hook up the drive you are recovery from (do NOT write, format, or anything destructive to this drive)
2. Ensure a SEPARATE drive has enough space to recover data to
3. Run the EASEUS software and have it do a full scan (several hours)
4. Select whatever it finds (if anything) and COPY to the separate hard drive
I have no idea if your drive is defective of whether the case circuitry it was installed in was defective.
If you get back your data, you can THEN try formatting the drive (FULL FORMAT) and see if it is still usable.