I have a hard drive that has suddenly become INACCESSIBLE and all data is not able to be read. Of course, this is the only copy of SOME of the data, and it would be great to recover it without shipping off to OnTrack or some other such entity. Here are the details:
- No drop or electrical issues
- Drive is SATA
- Drive spins up when plugged in without stutter or grind
- Drive is NOT recognized by BIOS - no autodetect cylinders, size, model, etc...
- When attached to a USB cable / external power adapter, Windows indicates that the drive needs to be initialized. It has NOT been initialized.
What can be done to get to this data? Does anyone have any ideas? I've tried a few systems, swapping SATA cables, verified that the contacts were clear and that there was no damage or leaked capacitors, etc...on the motherboard of the HDD upon visual inspection.
If anyone has any ideas, I'd welcome them. Thanks!