HDD Disaster Recovery
Posted on 2013-05-14
Let me start off with saying that I have a fairly thorough backup plan in place for such instances; however, due to circumstances out of my control, I was not able to perform my incremental backups for roughly 1 week, so reverting to my backups is not an option at this point for the data I currently need.
With that said, I just recently returned home from a trip where my laptop was damaged in transit. The screen was cracked beyond use and I am awaiting a replacement that should arrive within the week. What I am currently trying to do is mount the laptops's (Sony Vaio E Series) Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB SATA HDD (runs Windows 8) as an external, using a Rocketfish RF-HD3025 Drive Enclosure to capture my files and continue working until the screen has been replaced.
After securing the drive in the enclosure and attaching the drive via USB 3.0 to a Dell Laptop running Windows 7, I am unable to get the drive to mount. I have done some preliminary searches on the web and have run across a few instances where the jumper pin is to blame; however, this HDD did not come with a jumper pin, so I am tenatively ruling that out for now. I can guarantee the drive is fine. No clicking of any type, and the drive has a nice constant motion.
Has anyone else had any issues mounting a HDD like this before? Any ideas on how to proceed with recovering the files?