Recover Data on WD My Book
Posted on 2008-06-23
I've got a 160GB My Book with some pretty important information on it, and it's recently stopped working.
It's no longer under warrant, (not that that would be of any use with data recovery) but I'm trying to do EVERYTHING I can, myself, without sending it in for professional data recovery.
I've disassembled the case, and connected the device via SATA cable, and it is still making the same pattern of noises, followed by not working, 6 clicks, 2 clicks, 2 clicks. spinning up before, and down after each set.
When I try to boot with the device connected, It reads it as a master, "WDC ROM MODEL-HAWK----- 02.01C03", and the boot process freezes, I cannot access BIOS or anything.
All in all, I'd like to do everything possble to recover this data myself, as I don't have the kind of money to send it out. Even if I destroy the drive attempting to get the data, It's worth a shot. I've got partial backups that i could make due with, but I'd definitely like to do everything in my power. I'm even willing to crack it open to see if its a physical obstruction or something causing the read errors.
Any and all help will be greatly appreciated,
Thanks a lot!