Recently my external hard drive has stopped working, which as anyone would know is extremely annoying, as it contains data which I cant replace and wouldn't want to lose.
Anyway the problem at the moment is when I plug the hard drive into my computer is says the drive needs to be formatted, then when I click cancel it says Cyclic Redundancy Check Error. I'm also not allowed into the drive without it telling me I have to format it. I've tried several pieces of software to fix the drive but the drive seems to disappear after a few minutes, which then stops the software from working. The drive has also changed from my name to local disk(J).
I can actually get the hard drive to work for around a minute on my ps3, which allows me to see all my folders and play media, but after a minute the device stops and disappears again.
I have heard it could be do to the casing, and could be fixed by replacing this, but wouldn't know how to, so a guide would be amazing.Any help or suggestions to get this fixed would be greatly appreciated.
I have a 1tb iomega external hard drive.