Hello I would love some help on a problem I've had with a hard drive.
I had a Buffalo Linkstation, and yesterday it died a death on me. The data on it is crucial to me - most of it backed up but the 2 week backup schedule is overnight tonight so there are some changes. As such I'd like to preserve the data if possible.
So anyway I took the drive out of the Linkstation, and tried to plug it into my Windows 7 PC. I used an existing SATA connection so I know it works fine.
The disk is found fine in BIOS although it says Master Boot Error - pressing F1 loads Windows as normal from the boot disk.
In Windows it is not showing but does appear in the Disk Management console. I know that is data destructive, but figured I could use recovery software to get my data back. I tried to initialise but it said there was an I/O error.
Curiously the disk shows up as 4TB on the console (well, 3.86TB) when I know it's only 2TB - I feel this could be important.
I booted into Ubuntu using a Pen drive boot, but couldn't see the disk there either.
Regardless of the data on the disk, would be great to bring it back to life as it's a relatively new disk and 2TB is always handy to have.