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06-Mar-2012, 06:04 PM #1
Need Help Recovering Data From 1 TB WD My Book
Hi there. I have a 1 TB WD My Book external harddrive. I recently dropped it and now it's stopped working. My Sony laptop doesn't recognize it at all. However, when I go to Devices and Printers, I see the the My Book icon there. The hard drive's still spinning, and the white light comes on when I plug the power adapter in.

At this point, I'm just worried about getting all the data off of there. I'm an amateur photographer and have about 4 years of photos and videos in there! Someone tell me that there's hope out there, anything using testdisk or whatever? Thanks in advanced!
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07-Mar-2012, 12:45 PM #2
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I have a 1 TB WD My Book external harddrive. I recently dropped it and now it's stopped working.
you may have broken the drive or possibly the control unit for the drive ?

it maybe worth seeing if you can take the unit apart and remove the harddrive and see if you can then reconnect the hard-drive to a PC and use it.
there are quite a few USB to IDE/SATA adapters available to do that

this is not a recommendation, as i have not used this cable - but to provide an example
http://www.amazon.co.uk/IOMAX-SATA-A...1142269&sr=8-1

you then connect the USB to your PC and the power and connection to the drive
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07-Mar-2012, 08:35 PM #3
When you get this sorted, look into MS Sky Drive or Picasa Web Gallery. External hard drives are not very reliable, as you now know.
Optical media backup is also a good choice.
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