The day it quit working, I unhooked it and brought it with me to work but never used it. When I got home, I hooked it back up to my desktop. Now it says I've hooked up a disc that is unreadable by the computer. Says it on both laptop and desktop. I took it out of the case and purchased a Sabrent adapter with the hopes of accessing my data. Same error message comes up.
I'm running Snow Leopard
WD says I've hooked it to a Windows computer or that I never formatted it for Mac. Funny, it worked perfectly up until that day. The HD makes no funny sounds. Power light comes on.
I have a recovery program: StellarPhoenix. I can try to retrieve my files but I'm hoping and praying there is another way.
I've got over 500gbs of files on here, not to mention deleted stuff it will recover and rename while dumping into one big unorganized file.
Please say there is another way to get my files off of here with some sort of original organization. I'm a photographer who is now backing up twice. I'll never risk this again. Never trust a BRAND NEW drive! How sad. Every photo I've ever taken from 2007 on is on this drive.
Thanks for any help! And I'm pretty computer savvy so if there is a way of typing in code somewhere or techy stuff, I can probably do it with a simple walk through.