my laptop hard disk (WD Blue Scorpion) has failed quite unexpectedly without giving any prior signs of failure..
The disk is not recognised by windows and i have connected it to another laptop through a usb/sata case/adapter and the disk shows up in the "Disk Management Console" as not initialized and of different capacity. (The disk capacity is 500 GB and it shows as 2 TB!!).
I cannot access the disk and I cannot recover my data. I have scanned the HDD with "GetDataBack" but it did not recover my data. Then I tried Stellar Phoenix Recovey Software (scanned the disk for lost volumes..it took 4 days) but again my attempt to recover data was unsuccessful. Nothing was found.
I connected the disk using the USB/SATA bridge to an Ubuntu linux desktop but it shows up in the Disk utility as not Initialized and of capacity 2 TB again which is not correct.
The Fdisk command in Ubuntu does not detect the HDD in the usb case only my internal disk.
When I try to initialize the disk ( in windows disk management console and in Ubuntu disk utility) it gives me a CRC error and the process fails.
I am scanning with HDD Regenerator 2011 now and it gave the message that the MBR is corrupted/destroyed something like this not sure exactly...It only detects bad sectors and no sectors have been recovered thus far.
I would like to recover the data from the HDD but looking for recovery services I was quoted a price of 650 $ which I think is not worth it for the data on my hard drive.
Any ideas that have been successful for you to suggest? I would appreciate the assistance..