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Cant access my Hard Drive. Help?.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bikerjake2010, Jun 21, 2012.

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  1. Bikerjake2010

    Bikerjake2010 Thread Starter

    Jun 21, 2012
    Hi Guys,

    Well, long story short. I have (had) a Western Digital My World Book Edition NAS drive [White lights 1TB version].

    I got sick and tired of the constant loss of connections to the drive and decided it would be more beneficial to use it either as an internal drive OR via a USB caddy.

    Now to the problem. I plug the drive into my custom PC into a spare SATA port and the computer picks it up, installs it and is "ready to use", However when I go into Disk manager it recognises that there is a drive BUT does not allocate a drive letter to any of the 4 partitions on the drive.

    I took it out, plugged it into my SATA -USB converter and tried on my laptop and the same problem.

    Now my predicament is I CANT afford to lose the data on the drive and I can’t use it as a NAS drive, so in essence HOW can I get this dam drive working in windows without losing my data from formatting it?.

    OR how can I get this drive working in one of my Linux distro's, *note* I run them in VMware Player.

    My IT skills level are not so bad, I work in IT so I am not afraid to get my hands dirty as you could say but I must stress whichever method I use must not erase the data from the drive as it has 4 years of university work plus 200 od GB of music.

    Thanks for reading and I very much look forward to your thoughts on this!

    Have a great day!
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