Thanks for reading this post.
I dropped my wd 120gb passport drive. Now, when connected via its usb connection the light comes on and drive whirrs but the drive does not register on my computer. Have tried on a few computers.
My query is that I would like to take it apart because I think the usb-sata connection has been damaged by the drop. So, assuming the drive itself is ok I can fairly easily (e.g. by a sata-usb cable) connect it to a computer and retrieve my important files, which is all i care about, not about taking apart the case (which can't be put back together as far as I know).
Would you advise someone who's never done this before to try it. The files are reasonably important. However, the data recovery company is quoting a high price and my feeling is that taking the sata disk out of the case is not going to fatally damage it so i can pay someone to get the data, even if I can't (e.g. if I can't get a cable).
Any advice gratefully accepted.
Thanks in anticipation.