I have a Western D USB 3 HDD that was just bought about 6 months
ago (comes with 3 years warranty) : just 1-2 months ago it was still
working but has since stopped working:
When I plugged into a couple of laptops, its LED keep flashing
continuously while Windows Explorer can't detect the drive nor read
its contents (the files in it).
"Safely Remove Hardware" in my Win XP could see the I: drive showing
& I can click to eject/safely remove it. At command prompt, it gives:
Data error (cyclic redundancy check).
Got quite a lot of data in it. I've swapped with another working USB 3
cable but same symptoms.
In another EE thread that I posted previously, everyone was telling me
WD has among the best quality HDDs compared to Fujitsu or HGST (a
Hitachi company) but my Toshiba, Ovation, Fujitsu & HGST that's been
around longer are all still fine