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Western digital 500 gb Nas drive

My Nas drive too a ****. What is the best way to recover the data? The light stays amber when on. I pulled the drive out of the case and hooked it up to my Vista pc via sata connection. I sees the drive but I can not access the data. It wants to format the drive to NTFS. I know that if I format the drive all data will be lost. Do I have to run Linux to access the data or is there some software out there that will scan it on boot up....I have backed up my data but it is about a month old....any help would be greatly appreciated..

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  • Mark Robinson May 11, 2010

    was this drive used with linux or windows ?

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I had this problem. After a year my WD5000H1U-00 just stopped working. Made funny clicking sounds. Would spin up then spin down endlessly. Computer stopped recognizing it altogether. I tried everything. Here is what I finally had to do. The solution isn't pretty but it is effective and probably the only thing you can do really. Open the casing, take out the hard drive. Unscrew and remove the little part that acts as a connecting conduit. There's your problem. Toss it.

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