I have a Hitachi Deskstar T7K500 320 GB hard drive housed in a Rocketfish 2.5" case. It's worked fine for over two years, but as of now it won't let me access it.
It does register in My Computer as usual as D: drive, but when I try to open it I just get that beautiful XP sound that means "screw you buddy, no data for you!"
Good thing - I do hear the "firing up the engines" high pitch sound, but I only get a second of the crackling "scanning the data" sound before I get the pop up indicating "Drive D: The file is corrupted and unreadable."
I've taken the case apart, reattached everything, and all the connections are good. I've tried it on different USB ports and even another computer. I'm not sure if it's a problem with the Rocketfish case (I hope it is) or the actual drive (I hope not, because every picture I've taken over the last 5 years is on there).
BTW - I have to admit I did one thing you aren't supposed to - I was in a hurry, switching USB ports, and I unplugged it and plugged back in really fast a couple times - and since then it's not talking to me anymore. Drivers? Or burned a chip?
Please advise! Reformatting is not an option, and neither is a 1000 bucks for data recovery.
Thanks in advance:)
Edited by djwaldo, 15 November 2009 - 09:05 PM.